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Q.Is This An Areca Palm ?

Zone BE1785 | effe added on December 9, 2021 | Answered

Hi, Is this an Areca palm ? But the most important question : how can I get rid of those sticky insects (?) They disappear when the plant has been outside when it rains, after a few weeks inside home, the plant gets back those sticky things. Tnx an have a nice and save new year. Fe

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Answered on December 10, 2021

It could be! That or a closely related species. They all have similar care, though.

As far as your insect problem... That is scale. Scale is quite difficult to get rid of. You must remove anything that you can by hand, first, since they seal themselves to your plant. This renders chemical treatment ineffective until you break that seal. Once you do that, you can treat with the insecticide of your choice.




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