Ask a Question forum→I have what looks like honeydew on my Dipladenia.

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Malaga, Spain.
Apr 29, 2018 7:26 AM CST
Hello, I have what seems like a honeydew all over the stems of my diplodemia. Can anyone help me get rid of the bug causing this? Any advice would be much appreciated! I attach a photo.
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Name: Lin Vosbury
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Apr 29, 2018 8:35 AM CST
Hi Adeylle, Welcome! Your lovely Mandevilla (also known as Dipladenia) appears to have Aphids. A strong spray of water will get rid of them or spraying with insecticidal soap.

Here are a couple of articles by members regarding Aphids and how to rid plants of them:

I found Aphids on leaves of a container plant on my patio this morning.
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Malaga, Spain.
Apr 29, 2018 9:37 AM CST
Thanks very much. Wonderful information!

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