Video: treat a bamboo invaded by midges

Video: treat a bamboo invaded by midges

Thanks to the advice of experts from the Plant Clinic, understand the diseases of your flowers and learn how to treat them. Today, it is a bamboo tree which is subjected to Frédéric Marque, following a yellowing of the leaves and the presence of midges. Follow his analysis and recommendations on video!

Question from the user

<< Bonjour, je possède des bambous qui sont placés sur mon balcon et dont certaines feuilles ont jauni. Des moucherons sont également apparus autour de la plante. Je me demande si c'est une problématique liée à l'arrosage…  >>

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Auscultation and diagnosis

Since the bamboos are placed on a balcony, they were certainly led to suffer the winter which was harsh this year. The yellowing of some leaves is a normal manifestation of the plant's sensitivity to cold. A priori, there is no reason to worry about watering since only part of the foliage is affected. If the frequency and the amount of water were involved, all the leaves would turn yellow. As for midges, they are small insects which thrive in the topsoil thanks to humidity and heat. However, these do not pose any danger to the plant.

Some recommendations

It is important to remember that bamboo is a grass but also a persistent plant. Thus, it is completely normal for it to lose about a third of its foliage each year. A priori, this bamboo is therefore not in poor health, it only renews the part of its foliage that has suffered the most during the winter. You too, ask your questions at The Plant Clinic! Also learn how to care for a sick bamboo.