How to Manage Pests
Pests in Gardens and Landscapes
The cyclamen mite adult is tiny and pinkish orange. It is translucent in immature stages.
Identification of species | Life cycle
Mites feed on young, unfolding leaves at the crown of the plant. When the leaves emerge, they appear
stunted, crinkled, and malformed. Leaf stems do not elongate. When the infestation is serious, the
whole plant is dwarfed, leaves turn brownish green, and fruit are small, dry, and withered.
The best way to manage cyclamen mite is to remove and destroy infested plants as soon as they are
spotted. Establish new plantings from mite-free stock and never plant new plants near infested ones.
mite adult and eggs
Mite-infested plants develop distorted leaves