WATCH OUT FOR INDOOR INVADERS
It must be the season for mealybug on indoor plants as three people have asked me for eradication advice this week. This pest shows up as cottony white tufts on the leaves and stems that, on closer inspection, have legs and a slaterlike armour.
They must have a reasonable incubation period because you can have happy, healthy houseplants for months, only for them to suddenly succumb to a plague.
They are hard to combat because they live in dry potting mix as well as on the plant, so