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black/brown/red dots on plant - scales?

Posted by r_zack MD (My Page) on
Sun, Dec 7, 08 at 18:16


I bought this plant a month or so ago and there are lots of small blackish/brownish/redish line-shaped things on the plant (see attached photo). If i scrape them, some of them flake off the plant. What are they? Are they scales? How can I get rid of them?


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RE: black/brown/red dots on plant - scales?

Your picture didn't come through but it sure sounds like scale.

On house plants I just wash them off with soapy water.

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