Scale - Knowledgebase Question

The Villages, Fl
Question by rwparker1
March 24, 2009
I have White spots on my crotons which are in pots on my lanai in central FL. I think it's scale (last yr. had alot of it and Home Depot told me it was scale). They told me to rub it off with a cotton ball with either nail polish remover or alcohol. Can't remember which. What do you suggest? Thanks.

Answer from NGA
March 24, 2009


The standard strategy is to dab each of the scales with a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol. Repeated applications may be required. Or, you can peel them off the plant with tweezers or a fingernail.

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