These tiny pests are often undetectable until the plants show severe symptoms. They can cause low vigor and yellowing leaves in ruby Ball. To manage these pests, use a damp cloth to wipe the plant or apply an appropriate miticide. In severe cases, you might need to discard the plant.
These can be problematic for overwintering ruby Ball. They appear as small, brown, waxy lumps on plant surfaces. Their feeding can cause leaf yellowing and potentially plant death. To manage scale insects, remove them manually using a damp cloth or cotton swab dipped in alcohol. For severe infestations, use a systemic insecticide.
This can be caused by waterlogged soil conditions, often a result of overwatering during the plant’s winter dormancy. Symptoms include wilting, yellowing or mushy stems. It can be prevented by ensuring ruby Ball is potted in a well-draining mix, limiting watering in winter, and making sure the plant is in an adequately ventilated space. Infected plants often need to be repotted after removing affected roots.