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heatherdirtyhands

Hey I'm heather I'm a total plant nerd and have a zest for any plant knowledge my tiny apartment is a plantastrophe I can't get enough.

Anacampseros Rufescens

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2021
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heatherdirtyhands

Dude I'm so mad on this #succulentsunday because I found mealies ughhhhhhh I hate them. Thankfully didnt see any anywhere else yet. Don't check the succulents as much as I should they are in my outside hallway I'm so mad #mealybugs #mealybugsaretheworst #anacampseros

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txgardener

I've had a bad infestation this year 2. Brought my more tender succulents/cacti inside for the winter. I guess one of the succulents I brought in had some on it. Now 5 succulents are covered in them. 😡

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docthrill

I had trouble with that last year on mine and it didn’t make it. We three this year doing great. What’s your plan to fix it

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heatherdirtyhands

To be honest @docthrill I usually throw the effers away. I dont have alcohol so I sprayed some dish soap.on it. I dont patience for them and I have tooooo many plants to worry about them spreading to. I have another bigger anacampseros so if they don't go away quick its gonna end up in the trash. This plant too I think they sucked the life out of. Leaves are falling off. It's discolored so it probably isnt gonna make it. I had treated a couple in the warmer months that seem to be better but we'l

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heatherdirtyhands

See @txgardener what do u do for them? U too @docthrill

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docthrill

Try taking it out of the pot and cleaning it up. Separate the good from the bad and repot it again. This plant doesn’t like a lot of water and will rot inviting those critters to feast

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txgardener

Takes time and patience🙃. I take the plant and put it in the sink. I pour some neem oil in a little bowl and then I take a paint brush (tiny) and dip it into the oil. Wherever the bugs are I just apply the paint brush with the oil on them. Kills on contact. I continue the application weekly until the infestation is gone. It works. I don't have the plant in full sun while it's being treated. Neem oil can scorch leaves. @docthrill

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docthrill

I like your method much better @txgardener my daughter Sarah @saguaro preaches neem oil to me all the time

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txgardener

Neem Oil is my go to for everything! I love it and swear by it. @docthrill. Smart Girl, ur daughter is 😉

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philstalder

I use neem for mealybugs on my tropicals. It’s the only thing that works and is non toxic. @heatherdirtyhands @docthrill @txgardener

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docthrill

@saguaro smart girl @txgardener I agree, probably because of her I’m a gardener

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