Wilting calibrachoa in window box

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joan smyth asked 11 years ago

I’ve just noticed that a healthy calibrachoa I have in a window box is quite limp and wilted. The culprit is probably the white fly I noticed at the base of the plant. I’m wondering what’s the best way to get rid of these pests and will the poor plant come back to itself again. Regards

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Calibrachoa, or small-flowered petunia, have most likely run short of water. Pests may have contributed to this wilting. Be sure that water applied is actually penetrating the root ball and not just flowing down the sides. If there are greenflies, probably not white flies but the skins of greenflies. White flies are unusual outdoors in Ireland.

If there are greenflies in numbers, apply a a garden insecticide as directed.