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House Plant Pest Profile: Spider Mites

House Plant Pest Profile: Spider Mites

I couldn’t find a free image of a spider mite (no one’s surprised) so I was going to go with a picture of a regular spider. Then I realised that That’s super mean to all the arachnophobic people that came here wanting to look at…

House Plant Pest Profile: Scale

House Plant Pest Profile: Scale

There are 8000 species of scale insects worldwide, and they vary quite a bit in terms of appearance. I don’t currently have any plants with armoured scale (the worst one imo), but I lost a big palm to it once, and I never want to…

House Plant Pest Profile: Aphids

House Plant Pest Profile: Aphids

I actually got a picture of an aphid! Thanks, Unsplash! They’re gross! I mean, I know you all know what aphids look like, but STILL. My plants are currently battling aphids. I got a load on my string of pearls (it was very overwatered when…

House Plant Pest Profile: Thrips

House Plant Pest Profile: Thrips

Thrips, like mealybugs, were not forthcoming with the stock photos. Maybe they’re shy. Oh well. Unlike mealybugs, I’ve never actually had thrips (I don’t think) so you’ll just have to google images if you want to know what they look like. I assure you, if…

House Plant Pest Profile: Mealybugs

House Plant Pest Profile: Mealybugs

Mealybugs are one of the most common house plant pests, so it’s unlikely that you’ll never have to deal with them. Plants can tolerate a small amount though, so don’t panic and throw your plant out if you spot them. I don’t have a picture…