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you’ve probably seen – that dirty dirty stuff in your garden, on street trees, and their bonsai. It has a name -. Fumagina
sooty mold on Camellia
Although it may seem creepy closely, is not one of the most harmful garden pests. is sooty mold fungus that grows on the honeydew secreted by aphids, scale or other insects that feed on sap.
While the mold itself is rarely a threat to bonsai, insects are generated molasses. On the positive side, if you can control pests, you can control the black mold.
sooty mold on the bottom of a sheet of camellia
What to do when you see fumagina in bonsai?
sooty mold on the pine foliage
If the leaves are sturdy enough, sooty mold can be cleaned. If this is not a good option because of the size of the sheet (chojubai), shape (pine needles) or fragility (azalea), watering from above – as long as the foliage does not stay wet for too long – can help rinse away the mold.
This article was originally published on bonsaitonight.com