Post a reply

Image
Jun 15, 2020 5:53 AM CST
Pennsylvania
Moon Gardener
I received this plant as a gift and noticed some white fuzzy spots on it so I took it outside and sprayed it off with water. That didn't work because now it has even more. The plant is growing and seems healthy for now. Does anyone know what this is. Thanks!
Thumb of 2020-06-15/apletree/37eac5
Thumb of 2020-06-15/apletree/7f059c
Avatar for oneeyeluke
Jun 15, 2020 8:59 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
Quitter's never Win
Birds Cat Lover Dog Lover Hummingbirder Organic Gardener
Mealy bugs! Use alcohol wipes or q-tips dipped in alcohol and wipe them off. You may have to repeat the treatment about 3 times to get rid of them. I just use the corner of a rag dipped in alcohol and wipe every leaf off when I see them.
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
Image
Jun 15, 2020 9:05 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Mix a solution of 5 parts water, 1-part alcohol, and a squirt of liquid dish soap. Then, spray all leaf and stem surfaces until they are dripping wet. It is a very messy task, but unless you get complete coverage and make direct contact even with the ones you cannot see, the survivors will reproduce, and the infestation will return. Be sure the solution runs into the crevices where leaf stems attach to the main stems.

If you just treat the visible mealybugs, you will miss the translucent and nearly invisible juveniles that will mature and reproduce. Thus, it is important that you spray ALL leaf and stem surfaces until they are literally dripping wet. Thorough coverage is the key to successfully eradicating the problem and avoiding repeat treatments.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
Image
Jun 15, 2020 9:09 AM CST
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
Amaryllis Region: United Kingdom Houseplants Frogs and Toads Foliage Fan I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Container Gardener Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Annuals Bee Lover
Also keep it away from any other plants you have.
Image
Jun 15, 2020 9:48 AM CST
Pennsylvania
Moon Gardener
Thank you all. Thank You!
Only the members of the Members group may reply to this thread.
  • Started by: apletree
  • Replies: 4, views: 124
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Mike and is called "Petunia 'Picasso'"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.