Areca Palm - Knowledgebase Question

Venice, Fl
Question by cdbakula
August 12, 2010
My palm has developed a white spotty mold or fungus on it. Not sure what to use to get rid of it.


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Answer from NGA
August 12, 2010

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Although fungus can attack palms, the problem is most likely an infestation of mealybugs or scale insects. If so, a systemic insecticide may be needed for effective control. I'd take a sample of the problem to a well staffed nursery or Master Gardener Clinic for positive identification before trying to control the problem. Best wishes with your palm!

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