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emch

Gardening in mostly deep shade in Zone 6. My passion is adding more native plants to my landscape & clearing out the foreign invasives.

Huernia zebrina var. Magniflora x Huernia saudi-arabica

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2022
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emch

I'm a Blackstar, quoth the Bowie #pentagonal #blackbeauties

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2022
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emch

What is this white crud & how do I get rid of it without killing the plant?

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txgardener

Yikes. I would apply neem oil. Covers everything. 😉

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hkyfvr

Looks like mealy bugs. I would clean them off and dab area with 70 percent alcohol. I also use insecticidal soap. They usually need a couple of treatments. Mine came back but are gone now. 😡🤞🤞

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cheriej

I do the same as @hkyfvr it does take some diligence and get it away from everything else as fast as you can.

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emch

That's just what I was wondering @hkyfvr -- once I know what it is I can find out what to do to kill it -- but NOT kill my blackstar plant

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hkyfvr

Best of luck. These pests can be hard to eradicate but with persistence you can do it. 👍

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emch

Little globs wiped right off with some alcohol on a Q tip. Neem is waiting as a backup. It behaves neither like a fungus nor like an insect so...? TY for input @hkyfvr @cheriej @boomitzie @txgardener

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hkyfvr

Very welcome. The mealybugs I had just looked like cotton as they produce that white stuff as protection. I never could actually see the bugs. They left a sticky honey dew as their waste product. They love my mandevilla. Thought it was Lilly’s hair at first. Lol. 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2021
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emch

Eeny-beany Blackstar flower bloomed just in time for #succulentsunday

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sunlovin

Just in time for Halloween too. 🌞

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crabby58

#strange and #unique-flower 🖤

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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emch

#totallygoth #succulent #pentagonal

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

What a fabulous flower…

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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emch

BLOOMING AT LAST! #succulent #succulentsunday

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crabby58

Oh...that's #unique-flower 👍

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hkyfvr

That is amazing 🤎

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columbiariver

Its super!

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sunlovin

Cool!🌞

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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emch

The ever-enlarging flower bud with my pinky in the photo for scale. #tinytreasures #succulent

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lovestogarden

How exciting! #anticipation

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2021
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emch

...and even bigger (but still super tiny) #succulent #anticipation

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racha

a beauty

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2021
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emch

#anticipation -- I am pinning all my hopes in life on this miniscule #succulent flower bud

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cowdenkyle

Fingers crossed🤞🤞🤞

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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emch

Do my eyes deceive me, or is this a flower bud emerging? #succulent

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crabby58

Looks like one to me👍😃

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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emch

Got on eBay looking for something else but HAD to have this as soon as I saw it. #notmyphoto #succulent #totallygoth

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