Houseplants Affected By Mites
Houseplants of all kinds are vulnerable to mites because they are usually under stress from low light and dry air. Also, there are no beneficial insects indoors to help keep mites under control. Some of the plants commonly victimized by mites are:
Flowers and Food Plants
Virtually any landscape plant is a potential victim of mites if it is stressed by adverse weather or cultural conditions. Often plants are already weak because they have other pest problems as well. In yards where use of broad-spectrum insecticides is common, mites flourish in the absence of all the beneficial insects that are inadvertently killed by these general use products.
|Begonias||Citrus and many other fruits|
Vulnerable Landscape Plants
Trees and shrubs are sometimes attacked by mites when they are young, newly transplanted, under stress from weather or are already infested with other pests such as Mites or beetles. Needled evergreens that do not get enough water are particularly vulnerable.
|Landscape Plants Vulnerable|