Aphids


A customer has sent us some very clear photos of aphids in action.

Hi,
I came by Tuesday when your store was closed and showed you a digital photo of some bugs that have infested a cactus I bought. You told me they were “scales” and that I should clean them off the plant w/ rubbing alcohol and a q-tip and then spray down with neemoil… Here are the pics in case you notice that they are a different pest.

IMG_3958

Thanks again.

Christine

Christine,
Actually those are aphids – and they’ve infested the bloom stalk of your echeveria plant. They like the flowers. It looks like the blooms are done, and so the easiest way to deal with aphids at this point is to cut off the bloom stalk, and toss it.

You should still spray the plant with Neem Oil to help kill any strays.
Peter

Another closeup
IMG_3969


    
    
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