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Bamboo sticky residue

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:02 pm
by gdudey
I noticed earlier that my pseudosasa japonica has a clear sticky residue on the leaves and its pot. Is this normal? It was potted on from from its previous pot bound state about a month ago and its been well watered. I read it elsewhere it could be a bug infestation but i can't see any. :?

Re: Bamboo sticky residue

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:09 pm
by Andy P
I`ve found that i get the same thing on my Basjoos when they get an Aphid infestation. I`ve got a Pseudosasa Japonica and it`s certainly not normal for it to have that `sticky residue` on the leaves. I`d definately suspect some sort of bug infestation if it did. No harm in giving it a good spray of Pravado.

Re: Bamboo sticky residue

Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:50 pm
by Mr List
mine is like that, absolutely covered in aphids.

they are everywhere in my garden.

Re: Bamboo sticky residue

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:34 am
by Trudytropics
Yep I'd agree, had white fly infestation last year, my bamboo's were sticky. I blasted them regularly with a hose pipe, you could see the little critters flying about. When its dry again a good spray with provado, you may have to do it more than once. This worked for me, so fingers crossed :D

Re: Bamboo sticky residue

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 6:11 pm
by gdudey
Thanks everyone. It turned out to be whitefly and their kids hiding under the lower leaves. The plant was absolutely infested I got rid of loads with some ultra bug clear spray. I'll get some provado in the week. Thanks again!

Re: Bamboo sticky residue

Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 7:02 pm
by Andy P
Result ! :D icon_thumleft