Banana Shrub and the scale.
Sunday, 19 Feb 12 Sunny 18°C / 64°F
The plant is looking MUCH better after vast applications of insecticidal soap. I apply a few times a week around the rain schedule and I’ve also been clipping off the most affected leaves. Here are some better pictures of what I’m up against. I don’t know, for sure, that it’s scale but the soap is working so I suppose it doesn’t really matter what it is but you know, curiosity killed the cat.
First – front leaf detail
Second – back leaf detail
it looks like two completely different organisms, I can’t tell if the back side is the ‘nursery’ of this thing or what, but it doesn’t crawl, from what I can tell – whatever it is, it remains stationary.
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