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Nov 10, 2016 11:27 AM CST
I have this great pot with a variety of succulents on my front porch but one plant had a white disease which it's had for a while. The plant continues to grow and the other plants don't seem to be affected. Can someone please tell me what this is and the best way to get rid of it. Thank you.
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Name: Hetty
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Nov 10, 2016 12:48 PM CST
That looks like a bad case of Mealybugs.
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Nov 10, 2016 1:06 PM CST
I agree
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Nov 10, 2016 1:14 PM CST


I agree
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Name: Daisy I
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Nov 10, 2016 2:33 PM CST
That's way too many mealybugs to get of with a q-tip. Put the alcohol in a spray bottle and coat the plant. Then rinse to get rid of all the bodies.

409 works great too. Remember to rinse.

You may have to treat the plant more than once.
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Nov 10, 2016 9:08 PM CST
Or spray with soapy water. You don't need to rinse and it probably works better if you leave it for a while. The best kind of cleanup after killing off a bunch of these bugs is rain. Short of that you might give it a shower. And be sure to repeat if you see any bugs in a week or two. Keep an eye on your other plants down the road too in case the bugs find a new host.
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Nov 10, 2016 9:33 PM CST
I'd take a hose and spray it off as well as you can to start. Later you can use soapy water or some alcohol in a spray bottle. It's a pain when they are so badly infested. I've tossed the plant in a few cases like this.
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Nov 13, 2016 10:18 AM CST
Thank you all. I will do this today. Thank You!

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