Use a cotton pad soaked in rubbing alcohol and gently wipe down the leaves of the infected plant. Be sure to treat the leaves’ underside as well, as that’s where spider mites prefer to hide.
Do spider mites like money trees?
Money trees attract insects that love to sup on their sap, including spider mites, mealybugs, whiteflies, and fungus gnats. These pests can cause yellow leaves and eventual leaf drop. If you have issues with these pests, try applying neem oil to the soil to repel them.
Can a plant recover from spider mites?
Plants with mite damage limited to a few leaves will usually recover without special care. But plants stressed by more significant spider mite damage will require extra attention. Make sure your plant gets the appropriate amount of sunlight. Keep soil moisture consistent so the soil is never soggy or too dried out.
How do I get rid of little bugs on my money tree?
A: The most common problematic insects for money tree plants are aphids and mealy bugs. While both pose a nuisance, neither will be harmful to your tree as long as you act fast. For both types of pests, insecticidal soap with warm water can help eliminate the invaders.