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Old 04-13-2013, 10:33 AM
 
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I was looking at my houseplants (havent been home a while I've been at college) and noticed that my blue elf aloe plant, and my other plant (cant think of the specific name) have these brown like specks all over them. Well to be specific mostly around the base even under the leaves, they havent gotten to the top of my blue elf. They look like shells a bit. There also seems to be shiny hardened liquid on the leaves. I think whatever was on my blue elf transfered to my other plant because they are touching, its not affecting my other plants(or my aloe vera) since they are not touching the afflicted Idk what to do.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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I was looking at my houseplants (havent been home a while I've been at college) and noticed that my blue elf aloe plant, and my other plant (cant think of the specific name) have these brown like specks all over them. Well to be specific mostly around the base even under the leaves, they havent gotten to the top of my blue elf. They look like shells a bit. There also seems to be shiny hardened liquid on the leaves. I think whatever was on my blue elf transfered to my other plant because they are touching, its not affecting my other plants(or my aloe vera) since they are not touching the afflicted Idk what to do.

That is an insect with hard shell and it is called "scale." The liquid is a sticky substance, sometimes called honeydew, that they secrete. Fill a small bowl with rubbing alcohol and dip a cotton swab in the rubbing alcohol and wipe down each leaf to remove the older and hard scale. Repeat for each leaf top and bottom. Follow up with an insecticidal soap (sold in garden stores) like the one from Safer or a homemade version (a teaspoon of ivory snow liquid dish-washing soap mixed in a quart of water and sprayed from a clean mister) and this will get less visible ones and ones far down where you cannot wipe. Re spray in another few weeks to catch thise you may have missed and keep checking for infestations.
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:42 PM
 
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Oh wow okay, I will definitely take your advice thanks so much
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