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    Desert Rose pest id

    Hey guys. What do you thing this is? Mealy bugs? Powdery mildew? Will a 3 in 1 pest control work on this, or will it be too harsh on the plant? I'm usually pretty good about pest control but this is a new specimen for me and I didn't check it thoroughly when I bought it



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    looks like you have mealybugs. you might also have spider mites based on stippling on top of leaves and the webbing......

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    Definitely mealybugs. You can see an adult female on the stem in the first picture.
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    I concur -- mealybugs definitely and, as has been pointed out, spidermites as well.

    Keep it plant isolated (assuming you don't simply return it). A systemic would be my choice -- after first spraying it down with rubbing alcohol and wiping the corpses off of it.
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    When I get home I will immediately clean it with isopropyl alcohol, spray it with Natria 3-in-1, and quarantine it. Unfortunately I bought this weeks ago from a very far vendor and just kinda shoved it in a window with some other plants, so I cant return.

    Can this plant handle 40 degree temps with a likely colder wind chill? Its "warming up this week" to highs of 55-65 and lows of low 40s, I would really like leave it outside because of the pesticides.
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    I left mine outside over night a week ago and it got down to the lower to mid 30s and it killed a huge part of main stem.. I don't think it likes anything below 50, so I have read and witnessed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by acook View Post
    I left mine outside over night a week ago and it got down to the lower to mid 30s and it killed a huge part of main stem.. I don't think it likes anything below 50, so I have read and witnessed...

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    Yes. I have seen both 40 and 50 as the lows in my research. I guess ill spray it and bring it in before I go to bed. Thanks for the advice everyone.

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