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A few leaves on my orange tree have this.

cottony scale

cottony scale 2

What is this? What can I do about it?

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marked as duplicate by Niall C. Jun 2 at 15:52

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My first guess is that it's some kind of scale - maybe cottony cushion. – Ed Staub Jun 18 '12 at 2:55
Closing this as a duplicate because the target contains more information. – Niall C. Jun 2 at 15:52

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I agree with Ed that this is most likely to be a cottony mealybug.

  • You can control this taking a paper towel soaked in dish soap and water and wiping the leaves down.
  • Repeat for every leaf with the symptoms. Check the axils where the leaves join the stems too.
  • After the treatment rinse or spray with water to prevent a soapy buildup
  • repeat every five to seven days for at least three times
  • continue to monitor as mealybug is hard to get rid of
  • move the tree away from any other houseplants. Some adult mealybugs have wings and fly to spread the population.
  • check for other plants that may have it too
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Tks guys, this is a help. – Kavi Kavi Jun 18 '12 at 17:37

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