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Zebra plant

Zone Tulsa, Oklahoma 74106 | fosterdenise added on January 28, 2016 | Answered

My plant has this white powdery looking dust on it. Why is it there, and what can I do?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on January 29, 2016

From this description I would say it could be Powdery Mildew or Mealybug.

Mealybug is common on houseplants and can be treated.

Lightly wash the leaves and apply Neem Oil. Neem Oil works as both an insecticide and fungicide, it is also safe for people and pets.

Here are some links to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/zebra-plant/zebra-houseplant-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/powdery-mildew-treatment.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/mealybugs-control.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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