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Q.Cleaning Cuttings

Zone UK | Anonymous added on November 24, 2023 | Answered

With what can I (just a domestic gardener) clean pests from plant cuttings with an immersion dip.I think I saw that alcohol can be used but cant verify that. Fuchsia leaf gall mite is an especial problem Regards

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Answered on November 25, 2023

For the gall mites, a miticide is appropriate. The article below explains how to treat a plant infested with fuchsia leaf gall mite. It also suggests replacing your stock with resistant varieties.


Cuttings should be taken from healthy plants. If they have a pest or disease issue, that should be cleared up first. Dipping them in alcohol could kill the cuttings.


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