Umbrella Plants
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Umbrella Plant

Anonymous added on March 18, 2011 | Answered

My umbrella plant has green and blackish small insects (about 2-3 mm). They are affecting new leaves, which become distorted and shrivelled.  I have used liquid soap but not to much effect. What should I do?

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Nikki
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Answered on March 19, 2011

It sounds like it might be aphids. This article will help with that:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

I would recommend neem oil as a possible insecticide for them:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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