Sad Cycad

My poor Cycad and her baby have developed a fungus looking coating and I think they are in big trouble.

Help Please.

Thank you, Spriggers
Helen McNulty

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3 Responses to Sad Cycad

  1. Kirsten June 7, 2012 at 9:11 am #

    Hi
    Try the Margaret Roberts range for organic fungus solutions – see: http://www.ballstraathof.co.za/

    Also try making a black tea – 2litres of boiled water, 4 or 5 black tea bags (like normal 5 roses) left to draw for a night and then pour it (cold) around the roots – I find this works well when my parsley goes yellow.

    Hope this helps,
    Kirsten

  2. Lorraine June 7, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    I’m just guessing here, bit it looks as if it could be a kind of scale.
    Here are three sites with pictures of cycads that look very similar to yours:
    http://cycadjungle.8m.com/cycadjungle/The%20Asian%20Cycad%20Scale.html
    http://www.plantapalm.com/vce/horticulture/asiancycadscale.htm
    http://www.freshfromflorida.com/pi/pest-alerts/aulacaspis-yasumatsui.html
    Perhaps these sites will give you an idea of what to do for your plants.
    They look as if they need urgent attention and I would spray with a scale insecticide as soon as possible anyway.

  3. Helen McNulty June 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm #

    Thank you so much Lorraine for all the site information. It looks pretty much the same problem.

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