Vegetables and Fruit forum: Improved Meyer Lemon Question

Views: 232, Replies: 3 » Jump to the end
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 15, 2015 7:08 PM CST
I posted this pix to another thread
The close up is better than my own eyes! The leaves on my little tree look a little off colored and hungy. I did notice that and I :have fed it. But do the baby lemons look like it has an infestation of some kind? I didn't see anything under the leaves. Maybe I should take a close up pix of the leaves? Thanks for your help. I tip my hat to you.
Thumb of 2015-03-16/ShadyGreenThumb/c16da7

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Mar 16, 2015 8:01 AM CST
Looks like spider mites to me. You can see some fine webbing. I use Azamax on my lemon tree since I want to eat the fruit. Others may have used other sprays. Whatever spray you use, do it on a cloudy day when the sun isn't so fierce and spray both sides of the leaves and the branches and trunk. You may need a second application in 10 days for any hatchlings.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Image
ShadyGreenThumb
Mar 16, 2015 7:45 PM CST
Well, I'llllllll be! I super zoomed in and saw the web! I will find some Azamax tomorrow. It's time to save my lemons! Thumbs up Thanks @Shadegardener! I tip my hat to you.
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
aka CindyMzone5
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
Shadegardener
Mar 17, 2015 7:26 AM CST
I generally get spider mites on plants while they're inside for the winter and have to spray a couple of times. They can get out of control rather quickly and I usually spray all of the surrounding plants as well. A forum acquaintance who also does indoor citrus told me about Azamax. It's an OMRI contact insecticide and will take a day or two to kill off those suckers and might not prevent future problems.
Only when the last tree has died and the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we can't eat money. Cree proverb

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Vegetables and Fruit forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by nben and is called "Bees on Sedum "Autumn Fire""