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Bonsai tree not recovering from white fly disease? 11 months 1 week ago #35509

So I managed to get rid of the nasty sticky white disease that was on my bonsai, but it's now losing leaves continuously and I don't know what to do. Even though I have gotten rid of the disease known as ''white fly'' it still looks sick. I bought some pure organic neem oil, Horticultural Gentle Liquid Soap and a decent measuring jug/spray to mix the right ratios with and treated the plant twice. So I'm very lost on what to do now. Do I need to treat it for a few more times? I have a few photos here to show you all that the condition is. If anyone can give advice I'd be very happy to hear what you have to say.

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Bonsai tree not recovering from white fly disease? 11 months 1 week ago #35512

Most plants breathe through their leaves. Spraying oil on the may cause them to loose all foliage. I would never use oil on plants in leave, and am always at a loss why people do so.

I would give the plant a gentle shower. Or better, put it outside in the rain. Then stop fiddling.
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Bonsai tree not recovering from white fly disease? 11 months 1 week ago #35513

First have you correctly identifyed the problem? White fly are insects not a disease If you treat with the wrong thing it will not help. Also do not keep doing it, that will make it worse. As said put it outside and stop fiddleing
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Bonsai tree not recovering from white fly disease? 11 months 1 week ago #35524

No need to worry..
Just try this
Mix two table spoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), one table spoon of vegetable oil to a jug of water.
Spray it on your tree & let it to expose to sun light.
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manikanta wrote: No need to worry..
Just try this
Mix two table spoon of baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), one table spoon of vegetable oil to a jug of water.
Spray it on your tree & let it to expose to sun light.


Why? What would that do, and what are you trying to treat?
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Bonsai tree not recovering from white fly disease? 11 months 1 week ago #35531

I had a white sticky fungus on my bonsai. I treated it by buying organic neem oil and Horticultural Gentle Liquid Soap. I mixed the right ratios to get rid of the disease ( which it did ) but now my bonsai keeps losing foliage. I got some photos here of the bonsai with the disease and after.

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I had a white sticky fungus on my bonsai. I treated it by buying organic neem oil and Horticultural Gentle Liquid Soap. I mixed the right ratios to get rid of the disease ( which it did ) but now my bonsai keeps losing foliage. I got some photos here of the bonsai with the disease and after.
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