dengstra
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Fukien Tea Bonsai Tree

Hello,

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

Newbee
Dave

JTred
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Can you post a picture? Fukien Tea trees naturally have very small gray dots on the leaves like this...

[img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Fukien_Tea_Tree_flower.jpg[/img]

dengstra
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Thanks for the repsonce

I think mine looks the same but here are some Pic's

[img]https://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy286/Dengstra/DSC01342.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy286/Dengstra/DSC01340.jpg[/img]

[img]https://i800.photobucket.com/albums/yy286/Dengstra/DSC01341.jpg[/img]

Thanks for any and all help
Dave

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dengstra;

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.

Phil...
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Phil,

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]

Norm

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