Oriental Lilies

How Do I Deal With Plant Pot Pests

graeme.main1 added on July 12, 2012 | Answered

I transplanted some lilies from a planter to some pots. They appeared to cope with this very well, the buds opened and seemed to thrive, but then small red bugs began to appear. I removed them and treated the plants with a bug spray; unfortunately, this was not enough because the stalks of the plants have been stripped bare and some of the heads have dropped off. What I have noticed on my last inspection are small larva/bug-like pests munching away. Could you tell me what they are and how do I deal with them?

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Answered on July 12, 2012

Not certain but it sounds like the lily leaf beetle may be to blame. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/lily/lily-leaf-beetle.htm

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