Pittosporum Plants

Scale Bugs

Anonymous added on August 15, 2011 | Answered

What causes scale bugs? I seem to have them a lot on my dwarf pittosporum. I have it in a flower bed with an automatic watering system.

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Answered on August 16, 2011

Scale will attack any plant, but they are more attracted to plants that are weakened. I would check the plant to see if it might be under stress from something (under-watering, lack of nutrients, etc.) and correct this while also treating the scale infestation.

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