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Name: Tanya French
FL (Zone 10a)
Hoya Lover
Tanyasmonty
Feb 25, 2017 10:40 PM CST
Hi, I am a newbie to the group but I need some help. I have about 70 Hoyas. I just discovered that two of them have Spider Mites. This is a problem I have never dealt with before. My Hoyas are hanging in several trees in the yard. I am afraid they will spread to other plants. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 26, 2017 12:03 PM CST
Hi Tanya and welcome to NGA!

Spidermites flourish in dry environments .. they don't like humidity. I'd take a hose and spray the infected hoyas really well followed by a few spritzes of a good insecticide. Then increase the humidity around the plants by misting the plants daily if the air is dry. If you are adverse to using chemicals then you can hose them down and wipe off the leaves with a damp paper towel - top and bottom and as said above, increase the humidity.
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Name: Tanya French
FL (Zone 10a)
Hoya Lover
Tanyasmonty
Feb 27, 2017 2:31 AM CST
Thank you, this is the dry season down here so I will water them more often. Thank goodness the rainy season will begin in about a month.
Plants are the gift that keeps on giving!
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Master Level Hibiscus Hybridizer Garden Sages Butterflies
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Xeramtheum
Feb 27, 2017 6:14 AM CST
You're welcome!
"The Universe speaks in many languages, but only one voice. It speaks in the language of hope; It speaks in the language of trust; It speaks in the language of strength, and the language of compassion. It is the language of the heart and the language of the soul. But always, it is the same voice. It is the voice of our ancestors, speaking through us, And the voice of our inheritors, waiting to be born. It is the small, still voice that says: We are one. No matter the blood; No matter the skin; No matter the world; No matter the star; We are one. No matter the pain; No matter the darkness; No matter the loss; No matter the fear; We are one. Here, gathered together in common cause. we agree to recognize this singular truth, and this singular rule: That we must be kind to one another, because each voice enriches us and ennobles us, and each voice lost diminishes us. We are the voice of the Universe, the soul of creation, the fire that will light the way to a better future. We are one."

G'Kar

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