I have a set of 3 Impatiens Wallerana plants- aka Lizzy Bizzy- all of which have experienced shrivelled and drying up of leaves and buds.
-they are planted in 5 inch deep and 6 inch wide (at the top) plastic flowerpots
-receive about 3-4 hours of morning sun. Rest of the day in shade but the area stays warm due to being on the terrace
- no noticeable pests
Am trying to upload pics but am not having any success. Looking forward to aid and advise.
Pictures can be seen at the following link:
Appreciate every help.
Thankyou for your suggestion. I had a closer look at the leaves of my plants after you mentioned white flys.
- I havent seen any adult whiteflies around the plants.
- I noticed some translucent white drops- seem like eggs to me. They are sticking to the edges of the leaf-mostly on the underside.
- Also the parts of the stem/branches that had significant leaf-fall has become soft, as opposed to being sturdy. I read that whitefly feeding reduces the turgidity in the plant
-About the back of the leaves appearing white- they are a few shades lighter than the green upperside, but dont look white to me. Alternatively a few of the leaves have some white patches on the upperside.
-Also there seems to be significant curling of the leaves- almost all the leaves are curled inside.
I also sprayed a pesticide called 'Rogorin' which has Dimethoate 30%E.C. on the plants about a month back. But the flowering has not improved after that.
Pics of leaves: impatiens 5,6,7 can be seen at http://www.flickr.com/photos/1.....?saved=1
Looking forward to further advice.
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