Penn Laird, VA (Zone 6A)
|I have jade plants and they are fairly large. They have always be shiny green aand health. Recently I have notice a white cotton looking bug or nest on the plant and the trunk . Do you know what it is or how to get ride of it. Please help.. Thank you. Linda
|Answer from NGA
August 18, 2007
|This sounds like the start of a mealy bug infestation. If you have the patience, the best thing to do is to dab each of the pests with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. This will kill them immdiately and after they've dried for a week or so you should be able to peel each one off your plant.
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