White spots help

peaches20(6 PA)September 27, 2012

Hi all,

I have my first plumeria and have had it outside all summer. There are some white spots on it and i'm not sure if they are bugs or not. see below

Also I've brought it inside since the weather is turning very cool at night and some of the leaves are dropping. do plummies go dormant in winter?

Thanks,

Nancy

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DelWH

Yes, they do go dormant in winter.

Judging from the pics, those may be mealybugs. Do they have kind of a powdery white covering?

    Bookmark   September 27, 2012 at 10:29PM
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peaches20(6 PA)

Yes it is powdery white. Is there anything special to do to get rid of them?

Thanks,

Nancy

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 8:36AM
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joanr(8bTX)

Nancy,

You can wipe the plant with a cotton ball dipped in alcohol - rubbing alcohol, not the kind you drink :)
or you can use something like Bayer 3-in-1 insect spray.

And yes they do go dormant in winter. If you read thru some of the posts in this forum, there is alot of good advice on storing your plant for winter.

And welcome to the club!

Joan

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 10:43AM
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joanr(8bTX)

Nancy,

You may want to read the post "I Could Use Your Advice". In this post Laura gives some great info on storing your plants for the winter (along with good advice from others). Laura even shows pictures of what she has done in the past with her plants.

Hope this helps.

Joan

    Bookmark   September 28, 2012 at 11:28AM
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