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Some bug is eating leaves on Datura

Zone Ct | Rmnadams added on July 14, 2015 | Answered

Some bug is eating leaves on Datura plant. What can I use? I have a Ballerina Purple Datura and the leaves are entirely eaten.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 16, 2015

Cutworms or most likely slugs are the issue.

You could use Neem Oil safely and I am listing a link about slug control.
I have luck setting our beer to safely control slugs.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/datura/growing-datura-trumpet-flower.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/kill-garden-slugs.htm

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