What's wrong with my tiger lily?

by Louise
Yesterday I saw this white fuzzy stuff on it and another one.
  7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 26, 2016
    Looks like you have aphids. Spray the entire plant with an insecticidal soap.
  • Trevor John Faulkner Trevor John Faulkner on Jun 26, 2016
    This looks like lily beetle. You need to pick off every one you can see and destroy the beetle or lava. Then treat the plant with a good insecticide. Several treatments will be required. Look for a systemic type of treatment. Follow instructions on the product carefully.
  • Armaya Armaya on Jun 26, 2016
    I think Janet right, woolly aphids. and the best, means to deal with aphids is with insecticidal soap or spraying the leaves of the plant with a mild solution of water and a few drops of dishwashing detergent such as Ivory..
  • Mad7591458 Mad7591458 on Jun 26, 2016
    mealy bugs-use alcohol on a Qtip or an alcohol and water spray
  • Art Art on Jun 26, 2016
    Looks like mealy bugs to me. I agree with rubbing alcohol on a q-tip, but try not to coat entire leaves as this can damage the tissue of some plants. You can ramp up the attack by applying a systematic insecticide- one that is absorbed by the plant and kills the bugs when they bite the plant. You should also consider getting rid of infected plants so the bugs don't spread. If you elect to dispose of them, don't compost them.
  • Sophia,M.,McConnery Sophia,M.,McConnery on Jun 27, 2016
    I find with them it is just as effective to use any dish soap!
  • Louise Louise on Jun 27, 2016
    A master gardener friend told me this: "It’s what covered a plant hopper before it jumped away. Harmless. If you happen to see some fresh stuff and you’re lucky enough to catch them in the act, you can poke it with a blade of grass and watch them hop." Then I looked up plant hoppers and found this: http://www.walterreeves.com/insects-and-animals/plant-hoppers-roosting-on-stems/
    • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 27, 2016
      There is definitely an insect situation going on there. If you choose not to use a insect control your plant will eventually die. Just an FYI