Kaffir Lime Trees

Plant Care


Anonymous added on September 11, 2011 | Answered

I have a Kaffir lime tree in the backyard of a rental property I've just moved to. It looks like many of its leaves have been eaten by something, but it looks like it has a disease because it has a speckled scale on the leaves and branches. Any ideas of how I can help it get better? New leaves are coming through that look fine.


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Nikki
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Answered on September 11, 2011

This is typically a sign of either a scale or aphid infestation, both of which can be hard to spot. I would treat the tree for these pests. I recommend neem oil for this. It is very effective but still organic. Here is more information to help you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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