Posted 2M ago by @fabiana

White spots (eggs?) all over my plant
They appeared for the first time last week and I tried wiping them off with vinegar (didn’t work) so I sprayed them with neem oil. After 1 hour they were gone. Remaining brown spots are on the last pic (that’s how many eggs there were on that leaf, they were also on the stems)

Well that was only 5 days ago and they’re back but seem to be more… I don’t want to shock her by spraying her again, but I’m also not waiting for these eggs to hatch! Is it too early to go back in with neem oil? Also could anyone tell me how to prevent this from happening again?

#Question #Help
6” pot with drainage
Last watered 3 months ago
Best Answer
They may be aphid eggs which can also be killed by spraying soap and water. Spray the tops and bottoms of the leaves along with the stems and topsoil. Keep it out of the sun so the leaves don’t burn. You also might want to remove that infected leaf just in case. Good luck 🍀 hope this helps.
@Jilliebeanstalk Thank you so much! I’ll try that and see if it helps
In a spray bottle add:
1/2 cup of vodka
Squirt of dish soap
1 cup of water
Shake & spray
The vodka breaks down their outer cell and the soap makes the leaves slippery so they can’t hold on, and it’s not harmful to your plant. Also, isolate the plant. Good luck!
@ShellyJo Thanks!
@fabiana you’re very welcome
@ShellyJo will this work on all houseplants?
@WeLovePlants Absolutely!
@ShellyJo thank you!

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