I’m getting worried about my Hercules! It’s been under the same grow light for 8 months and now it looks like it’s getting sunburn. It’s not a strong light! I don’t know what’s going on in the center. There’s no marks on the outer leaves. Is it getting sick? Is it not sunburn? I moved it outside to a shady but brightly lit spot for today. #succulenthelp #sickplant #help #plant-help
Wow! You’re right! Thank you! It always looked a little different than a Hercules! And I don’t see any evidence of a mealybug infestation yet, besides these marks, and they’re not on the inner leaves so perhaps it happened months ago and it has remedied. It’s really hard to check btw the leaves though! I’ll keep watching for signs. I’m scared to put alcohol on the plant because it makes the powder go away! @Yollymac
Ok so to give some history on my recommendation as some are dead set against it - I have tried alcohol, neem oil and nothing stopped the verocity of the mealybug infestation I was facing. My plants are all outside and we live on a farm. If makes it hard. If your plants are outside always remove flowers so you don’t kill bees ok. So the product and the only product I have found that has stopped them in their tracks is called Confidor by Yates here. The active ingredient is called Imidacloprid.
@BetteMcD this poor thing has gone through so much since this photo! After I accidentally poisoned it from a pesticide I tried, I beheaded it, propagated many babies, and every time the head starts to look better it gets mealybugs. 😫 @BetteMcD