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melissymay

I’m in zone 9b (SoCal). I have a North facing, covered balcony, but I love succulents! I propagate everything and I like “saving” neglected plants.

Pelargonium 'Citrosum' syn. Pelagonium citrosum, Pelargonium graveolens 'Citrosum'

  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2019
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melissymay

RIP my last #citronella. You smelled so good and had such pretty flowers. But, the mealy bugs were too many. 😭 #mosquitogeranium #pests #mealybugseverywhere

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2018
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melissymay

I had to cut my citronella back because the mealy bugs were hiding in it. I almost lost them to wind last year, so I’m hoping at least one will recover. #😢 #citronella #pests #mealybugs

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cyndi

Look at some of these tags # and scroll through comments to help you with #pestcontrol #pestcontrol-recipes #naturalpestcontrol #naturalpestcontrolrecipes #pest #mealybugtreatments #mealybugrecovery #pestcontrol-natural #pestcontrol-organic and so many other ones as well!

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cyndi

You can also take #cuttings of this and #root them to make more! Also look at #diamtomacous-earth #de #diatomaceousearth #bugcontrol for other ideas !! Best wishes

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melissymay

@cyndi Thanks! I was spraying dilute rubbing alcohol, but the plant was so bushy, I wasn’t getting all of them.

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cyndi

Very welcome don't forget to treat soil and pots under lips of them as well and keep them away from other plants in a quarantined area AKA your own "Plant Hospital" lol for any sick plants. 😊

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