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Fukien Tea Bonsai bug identification / fix 3 months 3 weeks ago #81799

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Hi,

I have a Fukien Tea that has white spots on it that I first believed were just dust but it has gotten worse so I checked closer and I believe I have bugs on them. See attached screenshot.

What should I use to treat this?

Thanks for your time!

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Fukien Tea Bonsai bug identification / fix 3 months 3 weeks ago #81800

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The pictures needs to be inserted in the post or it will not be visible to us.

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Fukien Tea Bonsai bug identification / fix 3 months 2 weeks ago #81808

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That is strange because I saw the pic in the original post but it seems to have disappeared. Most likely user error so apologies.

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Fukien Tea Bonsai bug identification / fix 2 months 3 weeks ago #81924

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They look like white aphids to me.
I see lots of them in parks, in shaded areas. They tend to make a fluffy white web.
I’ve been recommended a traditional remedy, however I haven’t tried it myself yet:
make tea out of these leaves (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_absinthium)
after it cools down completely, spray it over the leaves.

In Eastern Europe, this tea is common in supermarkets.

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Fukien Tea Bonsai bug identification / fix 2 months 3 weeks ago #81925

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Whitefly air is too dry

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Fukien Tea Bonsai bug identification / fix 2 months 3 weeks ago #81926

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Yes, I would say whitefly as well. Increase humidity. Neem oil works but slowly. Using a loupe and identify eggs and caterpillars, and remove with a cotton stick dipped in rubbing alcohol is very efficient but time consuming. A yellow sticky trap prevents the adult flies to lay new eggs.

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