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Q.My Clivias 15 Years Old Were Decimated By Lilly Borer\’s And All I Could Save Was The Root Ball And Base Of Stem. Any Chance Of

Zone Mackay Australia | Mike Devine added on January 2, 2024 | Answered

t hem recovering?

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Answered on January 2, 2024

While saving them is challenging, there is hope. Start by cleaning and trimming the affected areas, removing damaged material. Inspect for Lily Borers and consider using an insecticide containing imidacloprid cautiously. Isolate the plants to prevent the spread of pests, repot them in fresh soil, and provide balanced, diluted fertilizer for recovery. Monitor for new growth, be patient, and consult with local experts for tailored advice. In addition to imidacloprid, potential chemical remedies may include neem oil-based insecticides for a more natural approach.

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