Mites indoors with dormant plumeria????
Is it normal to have spider mites while your leafless plant is dormant indoors for the winter? Just noticed the little red dots crawling around on it this week, and figured out what they were after researching this forum. Wonder where those little guys came from?
I've heard they like warm & dry conditions, so maybe that explains it. Do they feed off of the leaves or the entire plant? All mine has right now is a baby inflo (about five" tall), but I noticed some tiny black spots of damage at the base of the inflo this week. Maybe they're attacking it?
I just read about the mild dish soap spray (no antibacterials) so I'll try that remedy. I don't want them to kill my first inflo (the stalk is only about 5" tall, with the little bud/stems a little bigger than a piece of rice). I assume the dish soap remedy will be safe for a plant in dormancy, and the inflo? Any other tricks? Thanks again.