Little White Things on Pomegranate

Discussion in 'Plant Pests, Diseases and Weeds' started by aythya-camellia, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. aythya-camellia

    aythya-camellia Seedling

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    There are little white things on my indoor pomegranate. Does anyone know what the problem is and/or what I should do about it? I have never had this problem before.
     



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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Any chance of pictures?
     
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    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    If they are teeny, they could be red spider mite. Don't let the name fool you, they are teeny weeny little white creepy crawlies.
     
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    I think there are actually two problems. There's something that looks like white powder on the leaves and there's something on the stems that's bigger (but still quite small) that flapped its wings. I looked up spider mites and apparently the best-known kind is invisible to the naked eye; I can see both of what I have without a magnifying glass.
     
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    If it is two problams then they could be powdery mildew on the leaves and white fly on the fruits. Without a picture though it's hard to tell exactly what they might be.
     
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    No fruits, sorry. But if whitefly occurs on stems, one problem looks like whiteflies.
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I hope you can get rid of the whitefly and find out what's on the leaves so that you can tackle it too.
     
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    All right, the problem on the leaves is definitely spider mites. Anyone got any ideas for how to get rid of them?