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May 30, 2020 9:31 PM CST
Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
There is none truly good but God.
Cactus and Succulents Orchids Garden Research Contributor Sempervivums Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
Hello everyone! I am asking for a relative. There is this orchid that has mealy bugs and we are not sure what the best way to treat it is. My relative has some photos, but not photos of the bugs because they are too microscopic.
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Any suggestions are welcome!

Thanks so much! Thumbs up
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May 31, 2020 4:31 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
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Dip a cotton ball or cotton swab in 70% Isopropyl alcohol. Better known as rubbing alcohol.
Let the alcohol soak into the affected area for about ten seconds. Their white appearance will change to a grayish color. After sitting for seconds, rinse thoroughly with plain water.
Repeat if they reappear. I see whole mealybugs in the pictures.

The Orchid appears to be a Phalaenopsis. An image of the entire plant would let us confirm that!
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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May 31, 2020 8:54 AM CST
Name: Johannian
The Black Hills, SD (Zone 5a)
There is none truly good but God.
Cactus and Succulents Orchids Garden Research Contributor Sempervivums Vermiculture Garden Ideas: Level 1
Thanks so much Bill!
Honor thy father and thy mother, do unto your neighbor as you would have them do unto you. (Mat. 19:19)
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May 31, 2020 9:32 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
You are welcome.
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.
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