Hi I brought a miniature orange tree a few months back. Tree seems very
healthy, I have had some problems with a bug I think was called scale.
Followed instructions to remove and think i got rid of it.
My problem is that it has now had a growth spurt, loads of new leaves
have come through. Which would be great apart from the new leaves are
huge they are more than 4 times bigger than any of the other leaves on
the tree. They are also a different color. Lighter green and look
completely different to the old leaves. They have ripples on them.
Will try and attache some photos of the old leaves and new leaves, but
new to forums.
Thanks for the reply.
They are at the top of plant, they have grown on the end of the
branches. I have 1 new shoot with huge leaves there is also 3 more
shoots on the end of the other branches that seem to have the same
leaves coming through.
You have the same root system feeding fewer leaves. They will grow more
quickly, and darken with time. Unfortunately, they are more vulnerable
to insects after quick growth. If they are palmate, then something is
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keep a close eye on it for more scale.
it's a tough critter.
the leaves will darken eventually.
mismatched foliage will not harm the
plant. leave the old leaves alone unless
you have some other reason to remove them
(pruning to control shape or flowering).
eventually they will fall off as the
plant grows out and shades them.
i advise you to pick up a good library
reference or two on the topic of miniatures
and raising them in your climate/area. it
will help you a great deal in the future. :)
> I have had some problems with a bug I think was called scale. Followed
> instructions to remove and think i got rid of it.> > >
> > have done, because nature will help you control it. If you have to
> > overwinter it indoors, then you probably didn't get rid of it
> > completely, and there are probably eggs somewhere, and you will need to
> > be very vigilant, as an infestation can explode in a few days and leave
> > you with a problem you'll never solve and your plant will never do very
> > well.
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