Plant Tips and Tricks

Identifying the Greenhouse Whitefly

The Greenhouse Whitefly is most commonly seen as an adult, but detecting them at a young stage can go a long way towards saving your plant. They are commonly found on plants such as poinsettias, ivy, hibiscus, and lantana. Plant safe pesticides are very effective in removing white flies, but simply vacuuming them is also a good solution.

Pot Color and Design

A neutral colored pot or container for your plant will show your plant’s colors to the best advantage. By not drowning the plant out with a bright container, the plant will be the first thing people see.

Leaf Spots, Blotches, and Blemishes

Spots, blotches, or blemishes on the leaves of your plant come from a variety of sources. Intense light causes sunburn on your plant, causing the leaves to blister. Make sure you know what level of sunlight your plant requires to avoid over exposure. Temperatures below 50 degrees F also cause spotting on your plant. Spray from chemicals and over watering are also causes for spots and blemishes. Keeping your plant on a strict watering schedule is an easy way to avoid that problem.

Don't place your Fig trees in a drafty area

Avoid placing fig tree in areas with drafts or temperature fluctuations. Southern or Western exposure to natural light, supplemented with fluorescent or incandescent artificial light in the office is best for this plant.

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