Caring for Houseplants

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The Aglaonema

Figure 5
The Aglaonema, or Chinese evergreen, can survive in fairly low light.

 

Serious spider mite damage

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

 

Scales

Figure 7
Scales are shown on the runner of this spider, or airplane, plant. When possible, cut off badly infected areas.

 

The mealy bug

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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