Desert Rose Plants
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will my desert rose come back after losing all the leaves from aphids or spider mites?

Zone 32162 | Anonymous added on September 8, 2019 | Answered

I have had the plant for about a week from the store. I checked the roots - there are no soft spots or discoloration. I noted the webbing after removing the soil and inspecting the plant.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 9, 2019

If your plant was healthy to begin with, it has a better chance of bouncing back. Follow the cultural guidelines below and the treatment for spider mites. I think I would visit the store where you purchased the plant because it most likely was already infected when you bought it.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/desert-rose/caring-for-desert-rose-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spider-mite-treatment.htm

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