What is the best way to get rid of mealy bugs on my desert rose?

Sue richards
by Sue richards
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 05, 2017

    You need to repot it in fresh cactus soil and spray it down with horticultural soap

  • Kristy Kristy on Dec 05, 2017

    I always used a spray bottle filled with diluted dishwashing soap, vinegar & water and sprayed my roses. Not too much dishwashing soap...I'd day 1/2 a tablespoon depending on the size of your spray bottle and equal parts plain white vinegar & water.

  • Kristy Kristy on Dec 05, 2017

    Also works if you have aphids

  • Shoshana Shoshana on Dec 06, 2017

    You can try blasting them off with some water as well. If they got into the soil though, you should consider repotting.

  • Pau5674629 Pau5674629 on Dec 06, 2017

    Bath it down with poison in water

  • Joe mcintyre Joe mcintyre on Apr 23, 2020

    Desert rose has mealybugs, so e sugessted equal parts vinegar and water with some dawn detergent; isnt thst the same formula for killing weeds?