Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: Please help my crassula ovata!

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MrWalt
Mar 6, 2017 4:47 PM CST
Hello! I am fairly new to this website but i felt the need to post because of my concern for my little friend! A while ago i obtained (what i think to be a crassula ovata) and I'm now worried about these web-like features that have appeared. I think it may be a sort of fungus or some sort of bug, but I'm not entirely sure. And If it isnt already blatantly obvious im a complete novice in everything that is plant care. However, I'm willing to do whatever it takes to help my plant. Please if anyone has any tips or suggestions let me know! They will be much appreciated. Thank you all for your time.
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DaisyI
Mar 6, 2017 7:33 PM CST
Welcome! Mr Walt

Yes, it looks like an alien invasion. The easiest way to stop the invasion is to give your plant a bath with some warm soapy water. Use a cotton ball and make sure you get rid of all those webby things. Repeat about once a week for a couple weeks than watch carefully in case you missed anything.

The critter that usually makes webs is red spider mite but those webs are a little heavy for spider mites and I think I can see something in the web. They may be some little catapillars. Sad

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tarev
Mar 6, 2017 7:47 PM CST
It is a Crassula ovata 'Gollum' Quarantine it from your other plants, do an alcohol swab on the parts where you see the spidey web, allow to air dry. Then observe if it comes back. Repeat again.
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pod
Mar 6, 2017 7:52 PM CST
Good advice from Daisy ~ I would use a Qtip dipped in rubbing alcohol to get down in those tight spots. Then just watch and immediately remove any more offending critters.

Yes, it is Crassula ovata, also known as Gollums Fingers. Nice plant and welcome! Welcome!
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MrWalt
Mar 6, 2017 8:28 PM CST
DaisyI said: Welcome! Mr Walt

Yes, it looks like an alien invasion. The easiest way to stop the invasion is to give your plant a bath with some warm soapy water. Use a cotton ball and make sure you get rid of all those webby things. Repeat about once a week for a couple weeks than watch carefully in case you missed anything.

The critter that usually makes webs is red spider mite but those webs are a little heavy for spider mites and I think I can see something in the web. They may be some little catapillars. Sad



All right! I will be sure to do this! Thank you so much for the advice. I was worried that it was something really severe! D'Oh!


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MrWalt
Mar 6, 2017 8:30 PM CST
tarev said:It is a Crassula ovata 'Gollum' Quarantine it from your other plants, do an alcohol swab on the parts where you see the spidey web, allow to air dry. Then observe if it comes back. Repeat again.


Oh! Thanks for the reminder! keeping it away from my other little plants is a must!

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MrWalt
Mar 6, 2017 8:32 PM CST
pod said:Good advice from Daisy ~ I would use a Qtip dipped in rubbing alcohol to get down in those tight spots. Then just watch and immediately remove any more offending critters.

Yes, it is Crassula ovata, also known as Gollums Fingers. Nice plant and welcome! Welcome!


Yes Ive just done so and hope these little critters don't return!
thank you for both the advice and the warm welcome. Thank You!

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