Is the kumquat healthy?
Hi I recently cut off a sucker growing on my kumquat tree, and i noticed a sort of fly on the leaf, laying eggs. The tree doesn't look "sad" but I dont know, what should I do? Is my tree healthy?
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It looks better with the sucker removed, good structure for a young tree.
Not all insects that use a plant as habitat and lay eggs turn out to be plant pests that feed on the tree and harm it. And one individual and one egg deposit is not a lot to worry about. As a preventive pest management technique, you can wipe it off manually with a cloth or cotton glove.
The yellowing and blotchy pattern of discoloration on some leaves is indicative of a nutrient deficiency.
Use a complete organic fertilizer now, then spring and fall, formulated for citrus plants, like this: