Re: Caring for a Screw Pine

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Posted by Newt on April 10, 2003 at 07:51:38:

In Reply to: Caring for a Screw Pine posted by Beth on April 08, 2003 at 13:45:20:

: We have been given a rather large Screw Pine and I need some help on how to properly care for it. It has tiny white "pests" on it, and I wondered if I might clean the leaves with 1/2 strength alcohol/water. Thank you for your assistance.

Hi Beth,

Know thine enemy! Do you know what the pest is? Could it be mealy bugs? They look like tufts of cotton and will move when touched. If so, you can use rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip and dab them often.

Try this site.
http://www.agnr.umd.edu/users/hgic/diagn/

Good luck,
Newt

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