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Portulacaria Afra - Pest

#1 User is offline   hlit 

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Posted 29 February 2016 - 09:37 PM

Hi, I bought a portulacaria afra from nursery 2 weeks ago and put it in my bedroom. I spotted some small black/brownish spot on the leave, not sure are they scale insect.
If it is scale insects what action can I take to remove and is it harmful to human as I am putting the plant in my bedroom?

I had done some research and spray some homemade insecticide(water+neem oil+dish soap) on the leave but the brownish spot remained there after few days.

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 10:45 PM

Not sure what it is. but dont think the brown spots can "recover". Spray neem oil once a week and monitor if more brown spots appear. Neem oil should get rid of sucking insects.

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