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What's this on my begonia? (pic attached)


 
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 9:03 am    Post subject: What's this on my begonia? (pic attached) Reply with quote

Hi everyone,

I recently inherited a number of wonderful houseplants from a friend who is relocating to Europe. One of the plants I got was a gorgeous begonia, but there seems to be something on some of the leaves and I'm not sure what it is. It only apears on the upper side of the leaves. Doesn't appear to be causing damage to the plant; there are actually a number of buds in flower at the moment and a lot more about to burst. There's quite a lot of them and they appear to be in clusters - either a lot on a leaf or none at all.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Had a look on line and the only conclusion I can make is that it's some form of aphid, but I don't want to treat the pest if I don't know what the best is for sure. Any ideas?

Many thanks!



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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whitefly
Spray with water and washing up liquid theat will sort the problem for now.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agree with greengage also you could plunge the plant in a bucket of water and a lot of the flies will bewashed off .i could be wrong but the plant in the photo looks like a kalanchoe to me.
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Naw I think its a Begonia can you copy it and post it on ID this plant silver surfer can confirm its ID as HE/she only shecks ID Forum
Im with Begonia
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