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Posted 3w ago by @YesMum

What is the white stuff on my cactus
@YesMum

The pests that cause the white fuzz are called mealybugs. If you spot white fuzz on your cactus plants, you're most probably dealing with a pest infestation. As the population of these bugs grows on your cacti, they gather and group together.

Mealybugs can be treated by pruning, and dabbing a rubbing alcohol soaked cotton swab on the infested areas.
Just as @KikiGoldblatt says πŸ₯² mealybugs
Oh no ! Definitely keep this away from your other plants!
@KikiGoldblatt Can this happen from Mealybugs with succulents as well?? @YesMum I hope you don’t mind me adding a question onto your question
Thank you!!!!
@LilMsGreenThumb yes, any plant can get them. They are very common on cacti and succulents.
Good luck!
@PolishDill Thank you ☺️
Welcome to Greg, Sarah! Sarahs are the BEST!

Bust out the rubbing alcohol!! I keep alcohol in a spray bottle and whenever I see those little buggers, I start spraying.

Keep treating your plant every other day for about three weeks, so you know you've gotten them through their life stages.

Like @jcPlantProper said: keep that plant away from other plants, but it looks like those bugs have settled in for a while, so you'd better check the other plants to be safe.

Rubbing alcohol can burn your plant if it's in the sun so I like to spray on a warm day when the sun has set.
@LilMsGreenThumb
agree with @sarahsalith !! also it might be good to note that while it’s possible dilute the alchohol, higher % will evaporate faster if you have to spray when the sun is out :) nighttime is still better tho

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