Although there are many plants that are resistant to pests and diseases, this does not mean that they cannot affect them at some point in their life cycle, such is the case of the lemon tree, which in some seasons of the year can be susceptible. to various ills.
How do I know if my lemon plant has worms or other pests?
As in human beings, plants can present symptoms both indoors and outdoors, so below we will tell you some of them so that you can take the appropriate actions and prevent your plant from perishing.
Although all these pests affect almost all species in the same way, the whitefly, fruit fly, citrus mite and aphid They are the main ones that affect citrus fruits such as lemons, oranges, grapefruit, among others.
White fly: An easy way to know if your lemon tree is affected by this pest is to observe, since these insects are easy to identify with the naked eye. To combat it, what you must do in addition to basic care such as good irrigation, fertilizer and vigilance, will be to place Calendula or some herbs such as basil that repel the fly.
Mite: Also known as red spider, this pest is a mite that usually feeds on plants in dry environments and some of the main symptoms that appear on plants are; diffuse and dull coloration in fruits and tender branches, affected areas with yellow coloration, formation of fabric that can cover the fruits.
Other reasons why your lemon tree can become susceptible to pests is poor care of it, in this sense they can include issues such as poor watering and lack of nutrients in the soil.
Other advice that we can give you to prevent this type of evil is to frequently check your plants and prune the leaves or branches that are affected.
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In case they are affected, you can also resort to some organic fungicides or pesticides that you can buy in garden stores.
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