Succulent mealybugs or normal decay?

cpulord1July 26, 2014

So I started seeing this fuzz on one of my succulents. I panicked and just took the whole thing off (There's a bunch of others in my plantar which I've kept).
Just can see this white cottonball thingie, but nothing else. Was this the right call?

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DavidL.ca

Definitely doesn't look right. I'm not sure if there's pests but that looks like mold to me. Rot, maybe?

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 3:28PM
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cpulord1

The reason why I'm asking about normal decay, is that on the healthy succulents, I'm seeing these other white attachments that I worried were more mealybugs, but upon closer inspection I think they may be just dehydrated bulby leaves.
Thanks for any help guys!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 3:28PM
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rosemariero(Z9 SW SUNDiegoCA)

Mealybugs infestation! Yuck! You could spray with a 50/50 mix of rubbing alcohol & water. Then pick off by whatever means-toothpick, Q-tips-blast with water. Re-check in a few days & repeat if necessary. You can take out stems & toss, but if you could save-I would. Good luck!

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 4:40PM
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cpulord1

Yea the moldy stuff was mealybugs for sure and I just tossed out the stems
But the 2nd picture, could that be old jellybean leaves that have dried up and withered?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 3:23AM
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kaktuskris

I would definitely toss the plant...also research proper potting media for your succulent. I think you have a problem with your soil as well.

Christopher

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 10:43AM
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