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Posted 2Y ago by @Jennifers

What are these white dots on my cymbidium orchid?

They’ve appeared over the last few weeks. The orchid isn’t flowering. Any ideas what it is and how I fix it?
5ft to light, direct
9” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 year ago
Oh no! I am pretty sure that is an infestation of scale! Here is a link about it:

https://www.evaorchids.co.nz/how-to-grow-your-orchids/pest-and-disease/scale-insects-on-orchids
I have something similar on my palm. It infected two of his flowers but i couldn't get any photo.
And what can I use instead of rubbing alcohol, I don't think I can find it here where I live.
Yup. Scale. Physically remove them carefully. Wash off the plant well. If you need to prune it, you can. Spray it with insecticidal soap if you can get it. There might be directions online to make your own. Keep an eye out for those little pests because they can pop back up again. Good luck!
@melaza oh no 😭 Thanks for the link. I’ll see what I can do to rescue it.
@sarahsalith thanks so much 🙏