What is this disease on my lime plant? And how to fix it?

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These are an advanced case of spider mites. The normal colour of the leaves will never return. For a quick and effective solution:

  • make sure the plant is located where there is lots of light. A south east window is ideal.
  • remove every leaf cleanly from the base of the stem where it meets the trunk
  • get a cloth or paper towel soaked in a little bit of dish soap and water and run it over all parts of the plant that are left
  • repeat the application of soap and water every five to seven days at least twice or three times
  • wait for new growth, inspect the underside of the leaves for spider mites that look a little bit like grains of salt

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