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Q.Croton Mammy Dropping Off Leaves After Insecticide

Zone t6e2h9 | mariah8989 added on August 17, 2020 | Answered

hi there , a month ago I bought a beautiful bushy croton mammy and it started to drop off leaves, so I thought it was due to underwatering or light issues. Soon I realized it had spider mites so I bought a insecticide (Dr.boom spider mites knockout) as soon I applied it I noticed the little mites stopped moving and I cleaned thoroughly any spider web left. it Seemed to be working until now that is dropping more leaves than ever; its been 2 days since the spider mite knockout application. What can I do now ? What did I do wrong? I really wanna save the plant. Thanks

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Answered on August 18, 2020

Spider mites will cause quite a lot of damage. Likely, a fungicide will be necessary to take care of any residual effects from the mites, since they carry an array of plant pathogens.

Crotons are finicky. They will drop their leaves for just about any reason, including moving the plant to another location. This is usually short lived. Many times they will recover from what appears to be complete death.

Here are some articles that will help:



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