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Disease Identification

I have this on one of my plants, its all over, under the leaves and over..
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Also how do I cure the plants of it?

Thanks
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it's scale. can be a pain to combat. young, mobile (nearly impossible to see) ones are susceptible to soap solutions, but the immobile adults you see are pretty tough, and i just remove them by hand. freezing temps can kill them, but not too many plants (esp. indoor ones like you're dealing with) will like that...there's more info out there, do a search for scale.

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Thanks a heap.. I did try misting with soap water, didnt help that much though..

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Individual young scale(s) can be killed/removed by using a Q-tip (cotton swab) dipped into rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) and dabbing them with it.

It's very labor-intensive, but if you do it as soon as you observe the scale(s)--and I think you've seen them at an early stage--you may kill the vast majority of them. Then stay on the alert, checking every three days or so for new appearances, so that you can repeat the alcohol treatment.

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Thank you Cynthia.. will definitely try the alcohol swab technique. I was wondering if I can spray the alcohol, that would be more easy..
Hope that will yield results..

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No; do *not* spray the alcohol. Concentrate it on the scale insects.

Cynthia

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alright *caution*, wont spray.. many thanks Cynthia..

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