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Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree
Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:46 pm
Just got a Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree and it looks to have some white spots and patches on the leaves. Is this something I should be worried about?
Please Let me know if you can
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 1:54 am
Can you post a picture? Fukien Tea trees naturally have very small gray dots on the leaves like this...
Thanks for the repsonce
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:23 pm
I think mine looks the same but here are some Pic's
Thanks for any and all help
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:36 pm
You may have an aphid problem. Aphids really love the Fukien Tea. I set mine outside for the summer and within 2 days the aphids found it.
The Fukien Tea is senitive to pesticides, even Neem oil, so you'll have to go organic.
Here's what I use. Take a half of a large onion and a head of garlic. put them in a blender and blend well. Add 1 cup of water and one drop dish soap and blend some more. Put this in a jar and let sit overnight. Strain into a mister and spary your plant top and bottom. Do it again the next day. This will not hurt the plant. It just gives it a bad taste that aphids don't like. Do this outside in the shade as the solution really stinks.
Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:42 pm
Thanks for that tip. Would you please consider posting it in our new section. [url=https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=39]Organic Insect and Plant Disease Control[/url]