Asked on May 13, 2013

Help !!

AnnieDouglas HuntNancy Martin Becker


What is this stuff on my plant. I'm pretty up on some diseases here in Florida but this one is a mystery. OK Doug I'm RELYING ON YOUR ADVICE FOR THIS ONE LOL, aND HOW DO i GET RID OF IT ?
7 answers
  • Nancy Hand
    on May 13, 2013

    Spray with an insecticide for scale. You could wash the leaves with insecticidal soap or oil.

  • Alice G
    on May 13, 2013

    Thanks Nancy I'll try that

  • KMS Woodworks
    on May 13, 2013

    This might not be "bugs" but more of a case of a fungal infection like powder mildew. the above link is from wiki which also has some management plans.

  • Alice G
    on May 13, 2013

    Its not inside its out on the lanai

  • Nancy Martin Becker
    on May 13, 2013

    definitely mealybugs, which is related to scale. we had a bad infestation in a greenhouse where i worked. the advisor at the local extension office recommended cleaning with rubbing alcohol and q-tips and following up with insecticidal soap periodically.

  • Douglas Hunt
    on May 14, 2013

    I agree that it looks like mealybugs. @Nancy Martin Becker 's strategy for control is spot-on.

  • Annie
    on May 15, 2013

    I have used the rubbing alcohol method. You might have to do more than one application but it works great.

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