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With the recent dry weather we are having, I have noticed a marked increase in Croton plants infested with Croton Scale (Phalacrococcus howertoni)

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The scale seems to be most destructive when plants are stressed from lack of water or hot direct sun. This is especially evident when the Crotons have been recently planted.
The insect infestation can be difficult to spot at first, blackened branches and defoliation are usually the first signs of trouble. When the leaves start dropping, the outbreak is already quite severe.

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Once the insect has become established it quickly spreads to other plants in the area, and will kill most Crotons if left untreated.
Scale Treatment suggestions are available from the UF IFAS Extension website, or contact your garden pest control professional.

This video lists 70 species of plants which are affected by Croton Scale.

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An example of the beautiful tropical plants that can be a part of your landscape by The Green Man.

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Croton ‘Mrs. Iceton’

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Neoregelia ‘Allure’

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Orthosiphon ‘Cat’s Whiskers’

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Philodendron ‘Rojo Congo’

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Copperleaf ‘Bourbon Street’

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How to build a fire pit for $125.00

This ain’t any old patio fire pit. This addition to our backyard cost $125 AND only took 30 minutes to put together. Not even kidding.wp-1460822763684.jpg

Apr 12

Flower shots

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Creating a budget is an important part of planning your landscaping project. “Everyone has a budget so it’s important to figure out what is important,” says Risa Edelstein, president of the Ecological Landscaping Association. “Focus on the functions or areas you’re going to use the most or which are driving you crazy and need to fix immediately.”

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Texas Phoenix Palm Decline (TPPD) has been confirmed at the UF-IFAS Ft. Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie in a cluster of sabal palms.  We want to alert all green industry professionals regarding this very important development.  Sabal palm are our state tree and need to be monitored for signs of infection and disease development.  The first clue is the appearance of more dead lower leaves in the canopy than would be normal due solely to natural senescence or nutrient deficiencies. The second clue is death of the spear leaf, prior to death of all other leaves in the canopy. Eventually,

the palm canopy will collapse around the trunk as the bud decays. As cabbage palms die (for various reasons), the leaves will typically appear to have a bronze or reddish-brown appearance. Later, these discolored leaves become more gray-brown in color. See photos below courtesy of Dr. Monica Elliot. 

For more information visit, http://flrec.ifas.ufl.edu/palm_prod/pdfs/Sabal-palmetto-Infected-with-Phytoplasma-in-Florida.pdf

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