Frangipani - recognize and combat diseases and pests

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The Frangipani belongs to the susceptible plants. Different pests and diseases can severely damage the plant and even lead to its death. But often helps a simple care.

Frangipani recognize and combat diseases and pests

Some pests and diseases can affect the Frangipani. These are not infrequently harmful pictures, which are caused by care errors and can be resolved by valiant intervention, without lasting damage to the plant.

Unfortunately, the exotic beauty can also be affected by diseases for which there is less chance of rescue.

Fungal diseases at the Frangipani

❍ Black Tip Fungus

This Pils is bred extensively in the Asian area. The original form of this mushroom is even edible and is commonly called "Judasohr". Unfortunately for Frangipanis the black fungus can often even mean death. First, the shoot tips are infested. If this goes unnoticed, the fungus can work through the entire plant and eventually lead to their death. The fungal attack is often caused by a too cool or too dark location.

" What should I do?

  • Remove affected areas in time
  • treat with fungicides
  • Put the plant in a new location

" Danger: Particularly prone to this fungal disease is the Plumeria obtusa.

❍ Anthracnose

Anthracnose is a collective term for a range of fungal diseases that can affect not only Frangipanis, but also grasses, vines or soft fruits. The fungal infection is shown by dark red to black spots on the leaves. These are often caused by over-head watering or rainstorms on warm summer days when the plant is out in the open. The injuries can affect only parts of the leaves, but also affect the complete leaves. If the disease progresses untreated, the leaves turn yellowish to orange. The black fruiting bodies can be recognized by looking closely at the infected parts of the plant. Finally, all the leaves turn yellow and the plant dies.

" What should I do?

  • Do not put watering water on the leaves
  • do not spray
  • sheltered outdoor location
  • Treatment with fungicides with copper oxychloride

❍ rust

This disease is extremely rare in our latitudes. The climatic conditions alone prevent a spread. The fungal disease occurs when high temperatures, coupled with high humidity prevail. In the tropics, however, the plants are very often affected. An infestation manifests itself first by orange dots on the underside of the leaves. At an advanced stage the top of the leaf turns brown and the leaf falls off. Rust is particularly common in late summer and early autumn.

Pests on the Frangipani

❍ spider mites

Dry heating air can promote spider mite infestation during the cold season. The leaf suckers are only a few millimeters in size. The spider-like pests cause greenish spots on the top of the leaves. A clear sign of infestation are also on the shoot tips located net-like structures.

What should I do?

  • Shower off the plant with lukewarm water
  • Protect the root ball from moisture
  • if necessary, use of special pest spray

❍ widespread mite

Even with the magnifying glass, it is difficult to identify the broad mite. For this she leaves a distinctive image of harm. The young leaves appear deformed and show gray-black scars. Fully grown, the leaves are strongly wavy at the edges and often completely purple colored.

What should I do?

  • avoid damp and warm location
  • Use pointed agent with Dicofol

❍ White fly

The white flies are a pest visible to the naked eye. In the field, there is no infestation. By contrast, the pests can hibernate in greenhouses and conservatories. The plant sucker come from South America and are about two millimeters in size.

" What should I do?

  • Use parasitic wasps
  • Use pesticides

❍ thrips

These pests leave a similar damage pattern as the spider mites. In addition to the characteristic green patches, black dots caused by feces appear on the tops of the leaves. An infestation can be seen very well on a silvery leaf color and a deformed leaf growth. The pests eat the leaves and use the leaf veins for oviposition. Dry heating air can promote an infestation.

" What should I do?

  • Suspend plant high humidity
  • frequent spraying
  • Treat leaves with soapy water

❍ Black aphid

Even aphids the plant is not spared. Especially in spring, an increased infestation can be observed.If the pests are on the shoot tips, this results in a deformation of the newly expelling leaves.

" What should I do?

  • Brennnesselsud
  • Aosis
  • Knoblauchsud
  • vinegar
  • Black tea

Care mistakes and their consequences

Some diseases and harmful effects can be avoided by the species-appropriate care of the plants. A particularly common reason for fungal diseases is a too wet root area.

Leaf deformations due to stressIf the leaves do not show their usual splendor, this is usually a reaction to a stress situation that the plant had to endure. This can trigger a pest infestation as well as repotting or casting defects. After removing the deformed leaves and avoiding stressful situations for the plant, normal leaf growth is likely to return.
Stem rotIf the plants leave the winter quarter, a stem rot can occur. Younger plants are increasingly affected. The algae fungus can penetrate injured areas on the plant. If the plant is affected by stem rot, a complete pruning should be done.
sunburnAfter the winter, frangipani should be slowly acclimated to the sun. If this fails, the plant gets a sunburn. Spends the plant in the shade for a few days and then switches to the actual sun place should it be possible to avoid sunburn of the leaves.

❍ Root rot after hibernation

If the plant does not seem to get going after hibernation and misses new shoots, it can be quickly concluded that there may be a lack of nutrients. At a decay in the root area is usually not thought. Nevertheless, this damage pattern is not uncommon and occurs in about 90% of all said cases. If the plant was permanently too damp during hibernation or overpowered after hibernation, the roots begin to rot quickly. This is favored when the water can not drain and it comes to waterlogging.

" What should I do?

  • Transplant plant
  • Gently remove soil from roots
  • remove brittle roots
  • do not over-pour
  • wait for new rooting

" Tip: Show off fresh, white roots can be poured normally.

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