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Question: What are these little white fuzzy balls that are on my plant,and what do you do when your plant is touching the ceiling?

Answer: Without knowing the identity of your plant it is difficult to suggest how to reduce its size. Some houseplants can be pruned back hard; others can be divided, and still others can be renovated by taking cuttings. As for the fuzzy white balls - they could be mealybugs or cottony scale insects.

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