Jump to content
The Corroboree
phytolator

is this scale damage on my pereskiopsis??

Recommended Posts

I noticed the grafted scion losing mass but it wasn't till I pulled the pot out and looked below that I noticed something more than hibernation was responsible!

is this scale damage? I think I flicked off something that was scale, but it was only one and I've see more on other peres that don't have any damage even nearly as advanced.

seen some red spider mites around the collection too, have ordered some predators for that... but I don't think it's them causing this particular problem.

the shrivelled area is not soft at all, just very shrivelled and apparently unable to transport nutrients or water.

post-13622-0-75215600-1405726977_thumb.j

Edited by phytolator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like root or stem rot to me mate.
Ive lost plenty of them to it over the years and Ive found that gnats can be one of the major vectors for this sort of problem.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thanks andyamine! could it be rot even though it is not soft? it doesn't seem very affected at the very base either

are gnats white??

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes Andy is spot on, it is also caused by under watering. Under watering is common especially in winter, Pereskiopsis need water all year to prevent the roots from dying and eventually rotting the stem.

Fungus Gnats are little black flys, they land on the top of organic soil and lay eggs. They are easy to control with sticky traps.

Edited by Hellonasty

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×