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Q.I Wonder If This Type Of Disease/pest On My Staghorn Fern Is Normal, How To Fix And If It Is Possible For This To Spread Around T

Zone Calgary, AB CANADA | F.luiz.b added on July 6, 2021 | Answered

he house and another plants? I normally keep this fern in the kitchen by the sink on the wall, not a lot of direct light but it is the only place in the house with big windows. I tried to search on the net but had a hard time to find identical type of inset (or whatever that is), because I have over 200 plants in the house I have to say that I am a little scared. That you for your effort and time. Fab

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Answered on July 6, 2021

No disease or pest on any plant is normal! Unfortunately, once Scale insects have attached to the plant, as you see here, the only way to remove them is manually. You will have to scrape off any that you see on any plant, then spray with insecticides over the next few weeks to kill off any surviving eggs.

With scale, comes disease, unfortunately. This will be inevitable. Treatment with a fungicide will be necessary, and the earlier you treat the better. Scale will desecrate a population of plants. This is especially true, indoors, where they have no natural predators.

Here are some articles that will help:



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