Posted: 22/01/2012 at 19:36
I bought a lovely purple Ensete in the autumn, kept it in the house, growing well but noticed today it was completely covered in whitefly - it's about 1m high. I have sprayed it with light soapy water and put it outside in a very sheltered spot. I live on the coast of Co. Down on a very exposed site that gets strong winds. Should I cut all the leaves off and store in our shed? I thought the whitefly might multiply in the warmth of the shed? Your comments would be welcome.