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What's going on with my silver dust?


I have some beautiful silver dust. 1 or 2 months ago I found a green worm on it, that was sucking out the life of it. About a week ago again I found another one.

 I also found 2 little branch with brownish mildew on it, so I cut those off.

I kept it in the greenhouse outside until now. Seemed there were too much rain got into the greenhouse, so I replanted to a dryer soil and checked for any bugs or worm in there. I sprayed it with neem oil. 

It still doesn't look very happy. Looks kind of sad.
Here's a couple of picture with mildew and brownish leaves when it was outside.
And now it's on the windowsill.

Any help would be highly appreciated.
Thank you for looking.


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,811
    They [Cineraria] aren't fully hardy plants, so it's unlikely to last anyway unless it has a warm dryish site . It's perfectly normal for this type of plant to look rough at this time of year and have dead foliage, especially in wetter conditions.

    How is the water draining out of that pot? They need light, free draining soil.
    The green 'worm' would have been a caterpillar.  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thank you again for your kind help.

    At the moment I try to dry it up and it's an a brightish windowsill.

    It was in my mini green house but the rain got inside and soaked too much.

    There are two holes on the bottom for drainage.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    They’re not worth trying to keep from year to year, they germinate so easily from seeds and you can have lovely bushy plants in your garden next year. I’d just compost those. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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