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Cactus and Succulents
Nov 13, 2016 3:36 PM CST
I was checking all my plants like I do every day or so and I noticed something strange on my Sedum. It has been beautiful and I noticed that it was droopy. On further inspection I noticed moldy looking spots. What are they and what can I do to get rid of them. Can this affect my other plants? Thanks in advance.
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Nov 14, 2016 1:30 AM CST

That's a really bad case of aphids. Wash them off with soapy water. Yes, they can spread to other plants.
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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Nov 14, 2016 3:52 AM CST
Welcome! I agree with Daisy, they look like aphids. They will not affect all of your other plants but only those you have, if any, that are susceptible to that particular species of aphid. Unfortunately we can't identify the species of aphid from the picture and there are a few different ones that affect sedums, so it could either be one that is quite specific only to sedums and other plants in the same family, or it could be one that affects several other plants as well.

Cactus and Succulents
Nov 14, 2016 7:36 PM CST
Thank you so much for your help! I will get it cleaned up first thing in the morning and keep a close eye on my other plants! Happy growing🌾🌿🌵

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