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Thrips

How They Eat
  • Rasping Mouthparts
Plants Affected
  • Spider Lilies, Gold Eldorado, Hibiscus, Gardenia, Anthurium, Spider Plant, Blue Plumbago
Signs & Symptoms
  • Leaves look “bleached”, silvery or white; rusty discoloration on foliage

  • Some plants drop their leaves

  • Up close, black spots on leaves

  • Bud drop on flowers such as Hibiscus, Gardenia, Anthurium
How to Fix the Problem
  • Remove affected plants & debris on ground or cut off affected parts

  • When spraying, you must spray thoroughly and spray the ground as well. Thrips move to the ground and part of their lifecycle is in the soil