Coral Bean invaders help!
Greetings fellow TX gardeners. It's been several years since I've posted here. Things are well in the garden, always changing, but I haven't had many problems to speak of. This year, all of a sudden our coral beans are being invaded. We have two, several years old and well established and never have had any issues. They are on opposite sides of the yard and both being affected the same way, so I'm hoping you knowledgeable friends will help to quickly identify and remedy.
The new growth tips are all being affected. It appears on most to be a small bore hole just under the first full leaf. The tips are dead and in many cases folded over on itself somewhat like a leaf roller. There is a collection of powdery white scale looking clumps on the tip/bend site, and the stems are being hollowed out. I just spent 20 minutes looking for the culprit and the only thing I saw moving was on one location, a small, white/clear spider. I went ahead and sprayed with insecticidal soap but I'm assuming I'll need a systemic as well.
So, what say ye in regards to the culprits?