August 1, 2022
Searles Gardening Team
What are Sooty Mould symptoms?
Sooty mould grows on the honey-dew secretions made by sap-sucking insects like scale, aphids and mealybug. Sooty mould is unsightly but does not directly harm the plant, other than to inhibit photosynthesis.
How to control Sooty Mould
Of more concern are the sap-sucking insects which grow the mould. Control these pests with Searles Pest Gun. Removal of these pests will curtail the mould. Plants that are under stress from other factors such as lack of water can be more susceptible to these kinds of problems, so water regularly in hot, dry weather can prevent this problem from recurring.