Houseplant Pest Control

Blooms


Anonymous added on January 8, 2018 | Answered

My tree is inside sunroom for the winter. It is full of blooms but the blooms have small black spots (like sprinkled with pepper). Have had it for quite a few years and this is the first time. What do I do?


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on January 9, 2018

This might be sooty mold, which is a fungus that grows on the honeydew produced by certain insects:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/how-to-get-rid-of-sooty-mold.htm

Also check your plant carefully to see if the black spots are alive. They could be black aphids, mites, thrips, or other tiny pests.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/homemade-aphid-control.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-thrips.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/common-mites-affecting-plants.htm

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