Scale - Knowledgebase Question

Wilmington, No
Question by pkaufman60
February 21, 2011
I have iron plants on my shaded front porch. They are constantly getting scale. I try to keep them clean, but I am afraid the scale is winning. How should I treat this?

Answer from NGA
February 21, 2011


Scale is very difficult to control. If your plant is severely infected, it might be better to discard it and purchase a replacement because it is unlikely you will win the battle.

If the infestation is light try picking or dislodging the insects from the foliage being careful not to drop them on the soil. Next... try smothering them by spraying with Safer's Ultra Fine Oil spray.

Hope you win the battle!

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