Are these mealies or???

rina_July 30, 2012

I just noticed something white on my cylindropuntia subulata (?)

Are they dreaded mealybugs?

Nothing seems to be moving, I chcked with magnifying glass too.

As a first aid I just sprayed with 70:30 mix of rubbing alcohol & water. Should they be out of sun for a while because of rubbing alcohol?

I checked all pots around, so far didn't see anything similar. But as a precaution - should I spray them all?

I googled how to control them, but I am looking for any first-hand suggestions.

Thnx.

Rina

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Microthrix(9)

Is that opuntia subulata monstrose? Anyway does it ooze red juices when poked? If so i usually just poke them to kill them, or squirting with jet is usually enough to get them blown off

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 9:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
rina_

Zech

you are probably right with ID (it didn't have a name when bought).
I don't know abour red juices, I only sprayed & also wiped off with a q-tip. It all came off easy. Will check in the daylight.

Rina

    Bookmark   July 30, 2012 at 10:59PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Dirty Cactus
Help! The new growth on my cactus is nice but the...
trini1trini
Do you have crazy sedums
So do you i have some sedums in a pot golden sedum...
spikef35
What kind of succulent is this?
Hi there. We cant seem to find what kind of succulent...
filipfilm
Help! what's wrong with these succulents
They are with me just only for 2 months. Their leaves...
hm825
New to growing cactus, leaf withering?
Hi all! I bought this mini cactus plant last Wednesday,...
s_tomato
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™