You have found that your Cyprus suddenly loses vitality, does not look healthy, brown and its scales and whole branches dry out. However, the cause may not be diseases, but animal pests. Cyprus can be infested with various pests that parasitize other species of the Cypriot family. Cyprušteky, Tuje, Borievky are also attacked by them.
During the growing season, Cyprus occurs natural browning a drying side branches. But it is only an aesthetic problem that we can easily solve by removing dry parts. However, a similar symptom may signal an attack by the pest - Lykokazu tujový.
This the beetle has a cylindrical body colored brown -black and reaches a length of max. 2mm. Its larvae develop under the bark. Especially in recent years, all woody plants of the genus Cyprus have been attacked to a greater extent in our country. It attacks old or otherwise weakened trees. Under the bark, it drills into the wood, in which it creates typical tunnels, as a result of which the infested twigs die. The occurrence of Lycokaza (lykokazut) is observed especially during extremely hot and dry summer. To remove these pests, it is recommended to perform 2 sprays (14 days apart) with a suitable insecticide .
Mínerka tujová (czech molovka)
It is a butterfly growing to a size of about 6 mm. It is gray with brown and gray dots. Its larvae burrow into the scales of Cyprus and "pass" the shoots, as a result of which the shoots lead and dry out. It breaks easily. If young Cyprus is repeatedly heavily attacked by this pest, it may die. Protection against these butterflies should be applied after their swarming - in June. Biotech technical insecticides are used that prevent butterflies from maturing and do not harm the environment. We remove and burn the infected parts.
This pest is a worm. It is characterized by great resistance and ability to survive on infested plants. Females are protected by whitish shields with a diameter of about 1.5 mm. Males are even smaller. A typical sign that Cyprus is infested with this mammalian parasite is that cotton puffs form on it. In plants with a strong occurrence of Thyroids , the overall condition is weakened, growth slows down. The scales turn yellow, the shoots and the whole branches dry. This is due to the large amount of strained juices.
It is necessary to take action against this pest as soon as possible. Remove the infected parts and significantly dilute the whole plant. We will perform repeated spraying with insecticides. The body of these worms is covered with a protective wax layer, so it is necessary to add a wetting agent to the spray. It is advisable to repeat the spray several times after about 10 days.
Cyprus can also be attacked by this annoying intruder. Mites are tiny spiders of reddish color. The scales in the infested parts of Cyprus gradually fade to brown. This happens gradually from the inside to the outside of the crown. The scales are dusty and a fine cobweb forms on the affected parts of the plant. There are mite eggs in the cobweb. The mite is a mammalian pest and the consequences of its action are manifested by the fall of damaged scales, the weak growth of the plant and the overall unhealthy appearance. In the event of severe recurrence, younger Cyprus die.
To save such an infested tree, it is necessary to remove the infested parts, dilute the crown as a whole. Removed parts must be destroyed. The chemical treatment is repeated at intervals of 10-14 days with acaracid solutions.
Professional imitations of cypresses
Cyprus as well as Juniper and cypress plants are suitable for growing in the form of bonsai. However, being successful in this industry takes a lot of time - the fruits of ant work will not come for several years. The grower must have considerable experience and great patience. However, the result may not be at the required level. Manufacturers and producers of artificial imitations of plants also devote a large part of their production to the production of bonsai. The interested party will definitely choose from a wide range of coniferous bonsai of various sizes. Imitations of coniferous bonsai are formed mainly by imitating different types of pines . Their precise design and aesthetic harmonization with the used flower pots are a guarantee that they will become a very effective addition to modern living. Imitations of bonsai are also produced, which are intended for placement outdoors using durable materials. However, all types of professional imitations of plants have one thing in common - they are practically maintenance-free.