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Aloe Cancer
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 09:52

Aloe Cancer is very unpleasant to see and you will know right away that your Aloe has cancer if you see major deformation of the leaves and in the inflorescences. The cancer is a result from mite infestations, these terrible pests create unnatural cell growth which is the deformities that you may see. Unfortunately it is not easy to control this disease and it would be wise to destroy the infected plants also taking care not to infect any other plants. If you want to keep your plant then the infected area should be removed with a sharp knife and the wound should be treated with insecticide, applied directly in a form of wettable powder. Keep an eye out for Aloe longistyla and Aloe arborescens as these species are more prone to this disease. alt


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