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Mealy bugs in graptoveria roots...

Six Silver
9 years ago
last modified: 9 years ago

Excited as I was, coming back from the garden center with (finally!) bags of LECA balls, I decided to crush them as Joe had suggested in this previous thread (as a replacement for unavailable turface) and mix them with grit.

Next step was, naturally, to depot one of my new plants, a Graptosedum opalina (at least, I think that's what it is). While I was doing to, I noticed mealy bugs had infested the roots, so I proceeded to remove them with spurts of water and a tooth pick.

I don't know how much damage they've done to the plant, though...

Here's the plant:

And here are close-ups of the roots:



What can I/should I do...?

And will I have similar problems with gritty mix...?

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