Scale and Heliconia
I have a potted up heliconia that was doing great until recently. I found that there were scale on the lower stems and even hiding in the rolled up parts of/around the stems. I treated with NEEM now quite a few times, picked, squished and other things I never thought I would do LOL!
I am sick of fighting these things so here are my questions:
1)Since they are rhizomes can I go ahead and cut them all off at the soil line and dig them up and repot in a different pot dirt etc. ?? Will this fix the problem?
2) Could I or should I treat the rhizomes and roots in some way? (I dont think scale lives on rhizomes/roots do they?)