When An Aloe Fancier Sees Gall Mite...
Aloe gall mite infestation is eventually fatal to the plant, and the mites can spread and infect nearby healthy plants.
Unless the Aloe is rare or endangered, it is best to remove the entire Aloe, seal it in a plastic bag, and send it to the dump. Sigh. That was Aloe tauri. It looked like this not too long ago:
If the Aloe is rare or endangered, one must cut out the gall and repeatedly treat the remainder of the plant with miticides. Generally, miticides are extremely toxic. So I bagged up my A. tauri and sent it to the dump. I'm not happy. But that's Aloe growing.
Maybe I should stick to Agaves and Yuccas. But the Agave weevil is out there. Noooooo!