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white milky substance on plant

Zone central Florida | dmeikle104 added on July 6, 2015 | Answered

I have a milky substance near the blossoms on my plant. I live in Florida in the Villages. What is it?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 7, 2015

There are a few perennials that emit a milky substance naturally, such as the common Milkweed or Euphorbia.

I'm unclear as to the type of plant you are referring too.

Other issues that this could be Powdery Mildew, Mealybug or Spittlebug.

Here are links with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/powdery-mildew-homemade-and-organic-remedies.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/mealybugs-control.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spittlebug-control.htm

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