Christmas Cactus Plants

White Stuff on Xmas Cactus


bajaowl added on April 16, 2017 | Answered

Every year I get white stuff growing on the joints of the xmas cactus. It mostly goes away if I move it to a different location and cut it back. What is it, and can I get rid of it permanently?


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Alisma
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Answered on April 16, 2017

Your Christmas cactus may have a mealybug or other scale bug infestation. Please see this article for more information and control methods:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/christmas-cactus/christmas-cactus-pests.htm

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