Plumeria forum: Scale on stems

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Name: Cameron Allen
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TexasPlumeria87
Aug 13, 2014 11:50 AM CST
Last year my plumerias were covered in scale, but I didn't know it was scale until recently. In fact, three plumerias died earlier in the year mysteriously but I think it was a result from scale. I looked online and I barely found info on scale bugs on plumeria stems, most sites had info on scale bugs and leaves. I saw a post on a plumeria facebook group that mentioned scale on plumeria stems and that's how I positively identified them. A few plumerias are covered in them because I went this long without treating them. I wondered why they seemed stunted this year and now I know. I sprayed some neem oil on the stems Monday but I still saw them today. I sprayed again this morning so I'm hoping if I keep spraying with neem they'll go away.

Here's a picture of the culprits Thumbs down
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Aug 13, 2014 2:35 PM CST

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yikes!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Aug 13, 2014 2:56 PM CST
They're annoying little things Hilarious!
Name: tarev
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tarev
Aug 14, 2014 9:18 AM CST
Poor stem..hope it recovers!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Aug 14, 2014 10:50 AM CST
I hope so too Tarev. I think the scale came from my epiphyllums. I had to throw away several two years ago because I couldn't get them under control. I repotted the plumeria yesterday too. Thumbs up

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