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Q.How Do You Get Rid Of Scales?

Zone Manhattan, KS 66502 | Anonymous added on February 13, 2022 | Answered

My little spurflower is still blooming but I’m seeing scales on some of the leaves. I’ve sprayed the entire plant with Neem Oil and dotted the scales I’ve found on the leaves with alcohol soaked Q-tip but I worry that I will not be able to contain them. Are scales in the soil too? This plant has grown exponentially and bloomed profusely (it still has many blooms on it) and I don’t want to lose this beautiful houseplant. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Answered on March 4, 2022

It can take a while to get rid of them because their shells prevent the pesticide from penetrating. It must be applied every week for a month or more. This article explains:


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