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May 11, 2020 7:33 PM CST
Name: piegirl
I was recently checking my peace lily and I noticed these white "balls" in the outside of her terra-cotta pot. They look like some sort of pest and there's also black/metallic looking ones as well. What are these pests and most importantly how do I get rid of them? I hope my other plants near them don't get whatever my peace lily has Sad
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May 11, 2020 7:36 PM CST
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May 12, 2020 10:10 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
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They are too small to identify. Are you finding them anywhere else besides on the outside of the pot?
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May 12, 2020 11:58 AM CST
Name: piegirl
No, I've only seen them outside the pot but I cleaned it with a disinfectant wipe and make sure none of the leaves had them either. I've isolate my peace lily from all my other plants in case.
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