Tag : scale

Insect Invasion : Part 2 Scale

Insect Invasion : Part 2 Scale

In this, the second installation of the insect invasion series, we are going to talk about scale. We talked about aphids in the first installation. The second plant I saw a few weeks ago was located at a library; a large Schefflera arbicola that I noticed right away. The shiny leaves

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Put Plant Health First

Put Plant Health First

 So, I’ve had some controversy on my last post about insects on your houseplants. First, the use of imidicloprid was brought into question. Of course, I am not telling you to run out and  buy an insecticide and use it on every plant you have to kill everything in sight and

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Honeydew Isn’t Always a Melon

Honeydew Isn’t Always a Melon

Honeydew dripping from a Schefflera I can spot a houseplant problem “a mile away”. It’s true. Of course, the whole girl scout troop had head lice in 2nd grade, (19 years ago), and I can still spot them “a mile away”, too. Lol!  I’m going to do a couple of

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