Cycad plant from Lowes- scales? Already??!
Purchased a cycad plant from Lowe's garden center today and was checking online as to what to expect, how to care for etc.
The sales pitch on the tag labeled it a "Plant of Steel" meaning very low maintenance easy house plant, "Just a cup of water every two weeks is all it needs".
I looked up possible pests to be aware of and mostly it talked about scales, tiny legless eyeless critters that look like white powder and eventually can take over and kill a cycad.
Well, on closer inspection of the trunk I see this. Tell me the thing didn't come pre-loaded with scales? Or is it supposed to look like this. :/ I've never owned one before.