Mealy bug in potting mix
I have many succulents growing in clay pots,potting mix is a proprietry succulent/cacti mix.But ongoing problems with mealy bug in the soil.Have tried a weak detergent solution as a soil drench then repotting with limited effect,i know that Confidor is recommended for soil mealy bug but it is expensive and i would prefer a more organic approach.Has anybody got any ideas? Linda
Hi, When you say mealy bugs in your soil, do you mean golden root aphids. Are they yellow or white? Regards Lynn Lynns Rare Plants
I had some in my pots had to re-pot they look like withchity grubs!!!
If they look like witchity grubs I would say they are vine weevils. This is the worst pest you can have! they eat out the centre of the plant and this kill the plant. David
I actually had a bag of potting mix which when opened was found to be being eaten by termites! I gave it a good drenching with some pyrethrum solution which did the trick. Should work for most bugs I"d imagine?