enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description hereI have noticed a fading on my Ipomoea leaves and a fine white fuzz around the leaves too.

Can anyone help me identify the problem? They grow on may balcony, Have plenty of sunshine and have not been fertilised.

  • A picture of the situation would be very helpful for identification of the problem.
    – benn
    Aug 29, 2019 at 9:29
  • @benn here are some pictures. Thank you Aug 29, 2019 at 9:43
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    This is a spider mite infection.
    – benn
    Aug 29, 2019 at 9:51
  • Oh dear. will I be able to save the plant by hosing it down or shall I uproot it? @benn? Aug 29, 2019 at 10:01
  • Unfortunately, I am personally myself not a champ in curing spider mites infections. But you might want to search this site or google, to find ways to treat this infection. Good luck.
    – benn
    Aug 29, 2019 at 10:08

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This looks like a spider mite infection. You should treat it with an acaricide (not insecticide). They should have special stuff for the mites at your local garden supply store.


Used a combination of oil:dish soap , 3:1, Sprayed the plant every alternate day for 10 days and it is now Thriving! :) FYI @daria @ben

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