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Recipes for your plant health and happiness

Do a test on part of a plant before total treatment if unsure of compatibility.  Dr. Bonner’s baby castile soap is fragrance free.

Diluted Alcohol Solution

Use to control mealybugs and scale.

Mix 2 parts water with 1 part alcohol.  Using a cotton swab or a soft cloth gently wipe insect off leaves, stems, etc.  You may do this as often as necessary but watch for adverse effects of the alcohol on the plant and discontinue if you see evidence of small brown spotting that could be evidence of leaf burn.

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