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Indoor Palm Plant Problem....

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by Storm on July 15, 2004 08:19 AM
I have an indoor palm tree that is getting some sort of white fluffy stuff clinging to the leaves.

Anyone know what this is? and what I should do about it?? I don't know the name of the plant..sorry.
by Storm on July 15, 2004 07:32 PM
oops....sorry about the double post here.
by Nako on July 15, 2004 11:50 PM
That would be a bug. I donno what the purpose of the bug making those lil white thingies is, but i never kept em long enough to see lol. I'd just take your plant and give it a soapy wash to make sure you got rid of all of em. Unless your palm is gigantic >.< Then it would be best to do a hunt and pick type of thing.

If its spider mites like i'm thinking, then you should use a very soft wet sponge so you don't accidently snap the fronds.

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by TomR on July 16, 2004 05:01 AM
Sounds like maybe Mealy bugs. Dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and dab each one if there isn't too many of them. A systemic insecticide would help as well.

Tom

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by Storm on July 19, 2004 05:55 AM
Thanks. I will start with the soapy sponge and resort to the systemic thing if that doesn't work.

Thanks again.
by Storm on July 19, 2004 05:55 AM
Thanks. I will start with the soapy sponge and resort to the systemic thing if that doesn't work.

Thanks again.
by Storm on July 19, 2004 05:55 AM
Thanks. I will start with the soapy sponge and resort to the systemic thing if that doesn't work.

Thanks again.

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