White Spots on Leaves

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by caju, Jul 6, 2007.

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    caju

    caju Active Member

    Im planting on my window still. The plants get direct sunlight during the day, and in the night i keep them under fosforescente light bulb (i know....).

    They are probally a little more than a month old, and are about 10 inches high, and new leaves are just sprouting on the leaves branches, starting to grow bushier...

    I water them every 48 hrs, unless the soil still appears to be moist, and then I leave it another day. Every fortnite i soil feed with a 10-10-10, which is the indication on the fert's bottle.

    And I mist them with plain water at least 5 times a day.


    They have, however, started to show some little white spots on the leaves. I dont think they are curling up, and the color doesnt strike me as off-- yet. But the I guess the white spots are spreading.

    Oh, and they are translucent.

    Any ideias?
    Please, i'm almost crying.....

    :joint:
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    UserFriendly

    UserFriendly New Member

    you have spider mites. you need predators, miticides, insecticidal soap, neem oil, or the like. get the humidity up as high as you can for a while. mist the undersides of all your leaves too.
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    caju

    caju Active Member

    thanks man..

    do you think this could work:

    If you smoke cigarettes, you can also make a spray with a small amount of dish soap, and some tobacco. The nicotine is extremely toxic, and will kill the bugs if they come in contact with it. Break a bunch of cigarettes up and soak the tobacco in water overnight. Beware of the possibility of TMV (tobacco mosaic virus), unless you boil your solution for ~20 minutes (after adding the tobacco) to kill the virus. Let cool, add your few drops of detergent and voila. Strain it, spray it.

    ?
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    UserFriendly

    UserFriendly New Member

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    caju

    caju Active Member

    Oh well,
    a few weeks have passed, new leaves and it all.

    The past leaves i had to pluck em all out,
    and youll see in the back of the picture one of the old ones that i left. (as you can see it really is bashed up)

    Anyways, some of the new leaves are showing white spots again,
    and now i got a nice (out of focus) photo so you'all be able to help me easier (:

    I'm not sure if it still is spider-mites, or if it is another case of sunburned hotspots, but i guess it could be some nutriet deficiency or ph problems.

    What do you guys think?

    cherioes

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    potroast

    potroast Uses the Rollitup profile Staff Member

    Stop spraying your plants with water. Every time you spray, you leach the nutes from the leaves, as well as invite fungus growth.

    HTH :mrgreen:
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    Ceasar

    Ceasar Well-Known Member

    the same i have got. small jumping bugs doing or you are giving with spray to veg much water peace bro
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    caju

    caju Active Member

    uhm... i thought misting was good... that figures... hehe in any case, ill try some pyrethrum tonite, in case of bugs... thanks guys!
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    oxstorm80

    oxstorm80 Active Member

    im having a similar problem. would home depot have the pesticide i need to save my plant?
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    lizardking420

    lizardking420 Active Member

    I got some pretty good organic stuff that gets the job done with the mites. Its called GARDEN DUST and i got it at walmart
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    calicat

    calicat Well-Known Member

    Flip the underside of the leaves. You may see the following. White miniscule dots or brown to dark brown dots. Slightly touch the leaf and you may notice that those aforementioned dots which signifies the different stages of spider mites. There are many ways to get rid of those pesky insects which are the most common insects an indoor grower can deal with. 1) if you have pets in your house they maybe be the ones that are harbouring those pests. Suggest not having your pets especially if they are outdoors be in contact to your plant. 2) You can use biological predators to ingest the larvae but it does not kill the eggs such as ladybugs. 3) a host of biological sprays such as neem oil or pyrethrin ( derived from crysanthenums) 4) practice cleanliness almost as if you are in a high secure laboratory
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    turbo88

    turbo88 Active Member

    i have the same problem what should i do?

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