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Croton stems full of white stuff - how to treat?

11 months ago
last modified: 11 months ago

Help, please! I can't find info online about this re crotons. Closest is powdery mildew on leaves - but there is/was none on these leaves. (I've now removed all dead leaves.)

The plant was producing new leaves so I had assumed all was well and not looking at the stems until I started removing lower drying/dying leaves. There was a small long filmy-appearing flying insect buzzing the white stuff.

It has been dry for weeks here and I've tried to keep it watered. Gets direct sun about 11 am to 1 pm. Never happened before to this, a favorite croton grown from a 3" pot, Angel brand, for nearly 20 years.

Use vinegar? Buy something? (I rarely have anything attacking my plants - that I know of - can see.)

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