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Posted 8M ago by @PetsNPlants

What are these and how do i get rid of them!?

I just bought this plant a few days agoand they are everywhere, and i don't see any on any of my other plants.
0ft to light, indirect
6” pot with drainage
Last watered 8 months ago
@PetsNPlants Millie bugs, also known as mealybugs, are those tiny white cottony bugs you're seeing on your string of hearts plant. They're like unwanted guests at a plant party. ðŸŠēðŸŒŋ Here's what you can do:

Isolate the Plant: First things first, move the infested plant away from your other plants. You don't want the bugs to have a chance to spread their party vibes.
Manual Removal: You can gently wipe off the bugs using a cotton swab soaked in rubbing alcohol or soapy water. This is like kicking them out one by one.
Spray with Soapy Water: Mix a mild solution of soapy water (a few drops of dish soap in water) and spray it on the plant. The soapy water messes up the bugs' party plans and makes them go away.
neem oil Spray: neem oil is like a bouncer for your plant party. It disrupts the bugs' behavior and helps keep them from multiplying. Dilute neem oil according to the instructions and spray your plant, especially on the undersides of leaves.
pruning: If the infestation is bad, consider pruning the heavily infested parts of the plant. It's like getting rid of the areas that have been totally taken over by the unwanted guests.
Keep an Eye Out: Keep checking your plants regularly, just like you'd keep an eye out for any surprise guests. Catching any new bugs early can prevent a full-blown infestation.
Quarantine New Plants: When you bring new plants home, keep them separate for a while. It's like making sure they're not bringing any unwanted guests to the party.
Remember, plants can recover from these tiny party crashers, so don't worry too much. Just give your string of hearts some TLC and they'll be back to enjoying their plant life in no time! ðŸŒąðŸŽ‰