Whatvis happening to my Elephants toothbrush


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Hi there,

I have had my Elephants toothbrush for 6 years (since the day my daughter was born).
Recently there has been discoloration to the leaves and some have dried and become paperlike.
Can this be a result of our recent heat wave.
The plant is of sentimental value.
I have attached some images.
Could someone please advise what is happening.
 
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What on earth is ''elephants toothbrush'' o_O Whatever it is it certainly seems to have spider mites. The best solution would be to get some nematodes for doing the job of eradicating the problem biologically. By the way, a warm welcome to the forum :)
 
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What on earth is ''elephants toothbrush'' o_O Whatever it is it certainly seems to have spider mites. The best solution would be to get some nematodes for doing the job of eradicating the problem biologically. By the way, a warm welcome to the forum :)
 
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Thank you so much for the advice..and the warm welcome!
My Elephants toothbrush (Cussonia Spicata) is an indoor house plant...
Is it ok to use the Nematodes?
They're worms right?

Do I then have to kill the worms??

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You water them into the plants - they are microscopic not great big things like earthworms. Easy to find, and best to ask your local garden supplier
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Crikey, that`s usually commonly known as a cabbage tree and will grow up to 10 metres tall. Is yours a bonsai job ?
 
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Hi there,
Not entirely sure what the active ingredient...
Though my plant has had a good reaction!
There has been a real growth spurt...
However there is still some discolouration so will probably apply nematodes.
 
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