Identify & advise treatment Shamrock wicked-pests. HELP!

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  1. luvfunstuff

    luvfunstuff New Seed

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    Identify & advise treatment Shamrock wicked-pests. HELP

    I thought I had this thing licked when I snipped them all off, dried the bulbs for a couple weeks, and repotted in new soil in a new pot. But the invisible buggers have struck again. Can anyone offer insight into what is happening here? Under the microscope, I can find no critters, but I can see the fleshy green goodness is sucked out of the little structures of the leaf leaving little windows that let light through.

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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    The damage to the leaves could be caused by thrips. I'm sure someone else here will be able to confirm this for you or offer another probable cause.
     
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    luvfunstuff New Seed

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    Well there are no signs of tiny insects. Though they may fall off or hop away when I disturb the plant?
     
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    cherylad Countess of Cute-ification Plants Contributor

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    what size is the entire plant?
     



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    I don't know what it is, but it does look like insect damage. You could try bathing the leaves in lukewarm soapy water from time to time.
     
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    For some reason I can't see the photos but I feel your frustration :-x I have fought fungus gnats until I thought I'd go nuts!!! Sometimes you just have to toss out the infected plant and save yourself any more gray hairs :-?

    just saw the pictures...for some reason, oxalis seem to be really "bug friendly" in my house :rolleyes:
     

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