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Canna (Indian Flower Tube): Detect and fight pests

Canna (Indian Flower Tube): Detect and fight pests

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If pests spread out on the Indian flower tube, it is important to act quickly to save the plant. These three are e.g. the most famous canna pests.

Nudibranchs love the Indian flower tube

The Indian flower tube, also known as Canna, not only exudes Mediterranean flair with its appearance, it is also a real feast for the eyes in the garden and on the terrace or balcony. Unfortunately, as with every plant, there is one or the other pest that likes to tamper with the plant. In principle there are not many pests, but there are those that can do more damage.

These pests can occur

➤ Slugs:

The slugs belong to the most important pests of the Indian flower cane. Perforated leaves and traces of mucus are a clear sign of an infection.


You can fight slugs by e.g. Collect at regular intervals or lay out slug pellets. Reading tip: Fighting slugs - 7 tips.

➤ White fly:

The Indian flower tube sometimes also suffers from the whitefly. The pests usually sit under the leaves of the plant. When the Indian flower tube is touched, they usually fly in quite a large number. In addition, yellow leaf spots and dried and then falling leaves can give an indication of an infestation with the whitefly.


In order to drive away the unloved pest, yellow boards or stickers are available. These are used near the plant. The whitefly sticks to it and eventually dies. However, it is also possible to rely on natural predators such as ore or hatching wasps.

➤ Aphids / voles:

The Indian flower cane is not spared from aphids or voles, but as a rule these do not cause any significant damage to the plant.


Since they hardly leave any damage, it is usually hardly necessary to take countermeasures. If you still want to do something about the aphids, you can, for example, rely on natural predators such as the ladybug. Voles, on the other hand, can be trapped and released elsewhere.