Unfortunately, all indoor plants are susceptibleInfectious diseases that cause various bacteria, fungi, viruses. And non-infectious diseases, the development of which contributes to improper environmental conditions. And although room roses are not so capricious as some other types of plants, yet pests and diseases and they do not bypass. Diseases of the room rose quite difficult treatable, so it is much easier to prevent them than to cure. This is easy to achieve if properly and timely to look after them.
Diseases of indoor roses
First of all, young andweakened plants, as well as those who have not been provided with proper and attentive care. One of the most common fungal diseases of indoor plants is powdery mildew. The main reasons for its occurrence may be poor ventilation of the premises, crowding of plants in one place, as well as excessive fertilization. The disease is characterized by a white bloom on the stems and leaves of the plant. With its development, the leaves gradually wither, twist and eventually fall completely. Treatment is carried out by removing affected shoots, leaves and buds and treatment with topaz, foundation stone, etc. Another similar to the previous disease is downy mildew. Very often these two diseases are confused with each other. The difference is that, with mild powdery mildew, a white coating of mushroom spores usually covers only the underside of the leaves. On the upper side, one usually observes yellowish or light spots. This disease spreads very quickly over wet leaves. Treatment consists in removing affected shoots, leaves, buds and treatment with fungicide. In order to mushrooms are not accustomed to a particular drug, it should be periodically replaced with another one from the group of fungicides. If wet brown spots appear on the leaves of the indoor rose, gradually increasing in size, which later merge and affect the entire leaf completely, these are signs of another disease called spotting. It has both bacterial and fungal nature. Most often the disease manifests itself in the second phase of vegetation. Treatment is performed by removing affected shoots and leaves and spraying with any medications containing copper (copper sulfate, Bordeaux liquid, oxychium) or topsin and foundation. It is also important to reduce the watering of affected plants and stop spraying them until complete recovery. If the leaves of your plants are covered with red, orange or dark brown pads of small size (pustules), then they were struck by the so-called rust of roses. Its occurrence is facilitated by insufficient and improper care for indoor roses. It is very important to create optimal conditions for the growth and development of these plants - to ventilate the premises on time, to avoid high air temperatures and high humidity. Treatment in this situation is mainly to remove all suspected leaves, since spraying with fungicides can not always help to stop the development of the disease.
Pests of indoor roses
In addition to the above diseases, indoor rosescan be affected by a variety of pests. The most common of these is the so-called spider mite on a room rose. The cause of its occurrence is often not enough moistened and too warm air in the room. At the beginning of the defeat, these pests on the leaves can be seen pale points, which eventually increase and turn into solid patches of whitish color. In this case, it is necessary to flush the web with the help of shampoo from ticks for animals and increase the humidity in the room. After this, it is necessary to treat roses with special preparations against mites - acaricides. There are other pests of indoor roses. It's a rose aphid and thrips. Especially dangerous are they in the spring-summer period. Roasted aphids usually attack buds and leaves, after which they twist and become covered with sticky secretions of this pest. When affected by thrips, you can see spots and significant deformation of flowers, as well as discoloration of the leaves - they acquire a brownish-gray hue with a silvery sheen. When these pests are detected, plants should be treated with insecticides. It should be remembered that with proper and timely care for indoor roses many diseases that affect these beautiful plants can be avoided. For their health, only two of the most important conditions are necessary - fresh cool air and bright diffused light. We advise you to read: