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Q.how do I get rid of white “powder” clumps on indoor enclosed balcony plants?

Zone 75225 | Anonymous added on May 27, 2020 | Answered

how do I get rid of white “powder” clumps on indoor enclosed balcony plants?
I think it is a fungus as it spreads to other plants.
Perhaps the tip of my watering can is spreading it.

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Answered on May 28, 2020

This is a bad case of Mealy Bugs! They will have to be removed manually with an alcohol soaked cotton swab. Then you can treat with an insecticide.

This article will explain further: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/jade-plant/pests-of-jade-plants.htm

This collection of articles will help you to craft your own pest controls with ingredients that you likely already have in your kitchen, along with other organic gardening tips: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic

And this article will give you information on caring for jade plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/jade-plant/jade-plant-care.htm

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