Mandevilla Plants

Mandevilla Plant

chofer added on January 24, 2017 | Answered

I have moved it indoors and am seeing clumps of white at the base of leaves and on the stems. What is it, and what should I spray or do? Should I cut back, as plant is losing most of its leaves?

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Answered on January 25, 2017

This could be a mealybug infestation, or one of the other white insects listed here:

If it's mealybugs,you'll be able to see the bugs if you look closely. Please see these articles for information and treatment options:

As for the lost leaves, just make sure not to overwater the plants, since they'll use less water.

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