Video: treat a basil infested with aphids

Video: treat a basil infested with aphids

The advice of experts from the Plant Clinic will help you better understand the diseases of your plants and treat them properly. On this sequence, it is a basil attacked by aphids which is subjected to Jacques. Follow the advice and recommendations on video!

Question from the user

- Plant name: basil. - Symptoms: drooping leaves, covered with small yellow beads, dried out in places and slightly sticky. I also spotted tiny beige insects that wandered around the plant. - Environment: the basil is planted in a planter, on an east facing city balcony. The balcony overlooks the Sâone and the street is bordered by plane trees. Generally speaking, it is a fairly sunny location. - Attempted treatment: none yet! Since it is a plant that I use for cooking, I would like to avoid chemical treatments! If you know of recipes based on natural products, I'm interested. - Contextual elements: RAS.

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Auscultation and diagnosis

Basil is an aromatic plant that you can very easily cultivate in pots to embellish the edges of your windows and balconies. Generally, aromatic plants are not infected with insects. However, aphids can attack your basilisks if they are planted near the plane tree aisles.

Some recommendations

To begin with, it is advisable to remove the leaves which no longer look good. It is also recommended to cut the stems at the base of the plant. This approach will indeed encourage the appearance of new shoots. Follow these tips and your basil will be better. You too, ask your questions at The Plant Clinic! Also find out how to care for a drying basil.