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Caring for Houseplants

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The AglaonemaLink to 600k wav fileFigure 5
The Aglaonema, or Chinese evergreen, can survive in fairly low light.
 

Serious spider mite damageLink to 600k wav file Figure 6
Serious spider mite damage on Brassia, or Schefflera. Wash leaves with soapy water to begin control.
 

Scales Link to 600k wav file Figure 7
Scales are shown on the runner of this spider, or airplane, plant. When possible, cut off badly infected areas.
 

The mealy bugLink to 600k wav file Figure 8
The mealy bug, shown here on Fatsia, covers itself with a white, cottony appearing wax that protects it from predators and pesticides. Rubbing alcohol will dissolve the wax and kill the pests.
 

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