About Us | Terms of Use | Part of

Diagnose plant problems and treat garden pests

Gardening News

General Help


Have a go...

Win and Save

Interactive Tools

Plant Doctor


Home /Pests & Diseases /

Fuchsia gall mite

Image of Fuchsia gall mite


This is a microscopic mite, the adults are creamy white in colour and about 0.25mm long, too small to be seen without a microscope.


They invade the new growth at the tips of shoots where they suck sap and secrete toxins that prevent the normal development of leaves and flowers. This leads to stunted, distorted shoot growth which often has a red or greenish yellow colour. Flowers are often so badly deformed the will fail to develop. These mites are most active between late-spring and late-summer.

What next...

Now you know what the problem is, and the damage it is doing, don't let your plant suffer.

All Treatments for Fuchsia gall mite

Organic Treatments for Fuchsia gall mite

For specific problems try one of our specialists...

Gardening Projects for April

Learn about How to prune for coloured stems
Learn about  How to: Lily Scaling
How to: Lily Scaling

Difficulty: 2 / 5

Learn about How to protect against wind
Learn about How to grow Gladioli
How to protect against wind

Difficulty: 1 / 5

How to grow Gladioli

Difficulty: 2 / 5

Gardening Ideas

Plant Specialists

Diagnose orchid plant problems and improve orchid care

Orchid Doctor

Diagnose fruit plant pests and fruit plant problems

Soft Fruit Doctor

Do a soil test to find out your soil type

Soil Doctor

Diagnose pest and disease problems with fruit trees and bushes.

Top Fruit Doctor

Gardening Tools

Learn which plant pests attack which types of fruit.

Fruit Pests

Learn when and how to prune different types of plants

Pruning Guide

Learn which plants will grow in your soil

Soil pH Guide

Learn when and how to plant different vegetable seeds

Vegetable Planting Guide