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Jessicangoctran
Apr 12, 2018 12:13 AM CST

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I'm having trouble trying to revive succulents I've had for a few months now. One of them is covered with brown spots and the other is just very deformed and I need help fixing them! I identified that there was a mealy bug infestation and covered them with 70% rubbing alcohol and the bugs have died off but I was wondering where I should go from here.
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skopjecollection
Apr 12, 2018 1:29 AM CST
It looks like a fungal attack preceded by mealybugs.
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Baja_Costero
Apr 13, 2018 10:01 AM CST

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By all means don't give up until it's over, but I don't see much hope with those 2 plants. You need to get rid of the mealy bugs (dead or alive) in order to know that they don't come back. The visual cue of a new bug would be lost in that white mass. Maybe use a spray bottle with a focused beam to shoot them out of there.

What kind of light are those plants receiving? How much water? Are there holes at the bottom of the pot? Is there anything about the history of the plants, like where you got them and how they were at the time of sale, which might shed light on the situation? I see 2 plants in there which might come out okay. Maybe review how you're caring for the whole pot in order to best ensure their survival. Bug infestations and rot are often cues to rethink potential care issues.

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DaisyI
Apr 13, 2018 7:11 PM CST
The thread "Succulents help" in Ask a Question forum
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