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Q.Hi, There Is A White ‘growth’ On The Underside Of My Chili Plant Leaves – Any Idea What It Is ?

Zone London | kemal added on July 10, 2020 | Answered

I’ve had aphids on the plants, which I keep indoors, that I pick off by hand. There seems to be a powdery bit on top with pale lumps underneath.

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Answered on July 13, 2020

This appears as the classic signs of spider mite damage! This needs to be dealt with aggressively, since they are not easy to clear. These little pests will cause infections, so treating with a fungicide will be necessary as well.

You may notice that every plant in the area will start to show these signs, also. They are very aggressive and are quite difficult to kill.

Here are some articles that will help:






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