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That picture is of a cycad plant and it has a minor infestation of scale. Provide good drainage for the plant so it doesn't sit in water. .The pot should have drainage holes Scale can be controlled with soap and water but it takes diligence and repeated applications so you can catch the juveniles after they hatch. See here for more details
I am going to answer from a scientific viewpoint, and away from the 'eww' factor that often pervades advice websites. Many cockroaches are detritivores, which according to the Harvard Library website Cockroaches, they live on decaying vegetation and the like. They can play an important role in breaking down decomposing organic matter and cleaning the ...
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