Camellia Plants
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Insects on Camellias

Anonymous added on March 28, 2011 | Answered

Is it possible to have aphids on my camellias? I was notified by a salesman selling lawn maintenance that my camellias were infested with aphids, due to the shiny substance on the back of the leaves.

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    Nikki
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    Answered on March 29, 2011

    Yes, it is possible. It could be aphids or scale. Both cause that on plants. Here is more information on both: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

    You might also want to try neem oil to treat the plant and rid it of insect pests. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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