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By Mafalda

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I bought a M.O.B. a couple weeks ago, from a very good nursery, but since I got it home, strange little holes have appeared in the top leaves. there also seems to be a bumpy kind of texture along with it. I can't see any caterpillars or bugs, so if anyone can help I'd really appreciate the advice.

On plant Choisya ternata



What's an M.O.B? If you have a problem you could take it back to the nursery, assuming that you haven't planted it! They have a duty to sell a decent plant. Otherwise take some leaves. However, it sounds like some kind of bug damage and may have happened when the leaves were very small and still in the buds. It may be capsid bug damage, in which case it's too late to catch the little b****ers! New leaves should grow unharmed. But if it persists try Ultimate Bug Killer spray.

25 Mar, 2010


Thanks for your reply. An M.O.B. is a Mexican Orange Blossom, sorry, when I wrote the question it was in that section, so thought it would appear there.

I'll keep my eye on it, again thanks for replying.

26 Mar, 2010

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