If you notice that your plant does not look too happy, leaves show some spots and color is not as green; you see small bugs crawling around and making a web… Your plant might be suffering from unwanted visitors - Spider Mites.
Plants like Iron plant, BambooPalm and Bella Palm are their favorites.
Do not panic, we have 6 easy steps solution to help mites to leave your plant for good:
Step 1. Make sure infected plant is far away from other plants.
Step 2. Cover floor well around a plant that needs to be treated for protection.
Step 3. Use Bayer Advanced Insecticidal Soap to wash your plant.
Spray heavily and wipe off leaves with a paper towel. You need to wash this plant very very well!!!!!!
Step 4. Examine your plant after. Cut off bad leaves and stems.
Make sure there are no leaves left on top of the soil. Otherwise, leaves will rot and this will create another set of problems.
Step 5. Use Doctor Doom Spider Mite Knockout - name says it all 😄
Spray all leaves on top and under - very lightly. Let it dry out!!!
Step 6. Use Mite Massacre or Neem Oil for continuing treatment.
Lightly spray effected areas 2 -3 times a week until the problem disappears. Make sure to check gaps where leaves are attached to a stem and under leaves as well.
Gear up and fight!!! You are a natural born WINNER! 🏆 😄
|High Light||South or southwest-facing windows. Direct sunlight.|
|Medium Light||East or West facing windows. Partial, filtered or indirect sunlight.|
|Low Light||North-facing windows. No more then 20 feet from the window. Bright fluorescent light at least 8-10 hours a day.|
Note: if you can’t read a book as it is too dark in a certain areas than it is too dark for any plant as well.
Window direction is not the only factor to understand your light situation. What is outside the window makes a big difference. Another building, large tree, etc. will block direct light and will effect lighting environment.
Want to learn more about light? Read our Light Guide.