Palm trees are a part of life here, in Florida. When we see them, we are reminded that we live in paradise. Even though you admire your palm trees daily, palm tree care may be as hard to grasp as a foreign language. In this four-part series on palm health, I’ll introduce you to several factors that threaten your palm trees. First up: Spiraling Whiteflies.
Have you seen any of these tell-tale signs of Spiraling Whiteflies on your trees?
Look for an abundance of white, waxy material covering the leaves. Because whiteflies suck the nutrients from the host plant, they can cause serious plant decline, defoliation, branch dieback and even plant death. They also produce a sugary substance which causes the growth of sooty mold. Excessive sooty mold can inhibit sunlight penetration causing plant decline.