Red spider mite - leaf bronzing
An extremely tiny common sap sucking mite with species affecting outdoor and glasshouse/conservatory plants where they relish hot/dry conditions. Their feeding damage causes affected leaves to become mottled and speckled, taking on a bronze colour where they will fall prematurely. On badly infested plants a fine white webbing over the leaves maybe seen. In warm dry summers citrus plants and popular conservatory plants can be affected.
Cultural measure: Remove affected leaves at first signs of damage. Keep plants moist at all times and spray the plant, and surrounding environment regularly with a fine misting of water. Red Spider Mite do not like damp or humid conditions. Discard badly affected plants.
Product solution: Provado Ultimate Bug KIller aerosol, Baby Bio Houseplant Insecticide.
Ensure treatments are thorough and repeated regularly until all signs of pests are eradicated.