Plant Care

Disgusting-Ass Mealybugs -What the hell are they & how the hell do I defeat them?

Mealybug Neem Pest Pests

Mealybugs, the name itself is just plain gross. These nasty f*%ks are soft bodied scale insects that love warm weather and the indoors. They're a very common pest. While they will go after a variety of plants they love the nooks and crannies of fleshy succulents.  Your once happy plant has yellowing leaves, or even dead and dying parts. It looks moldy, but you know you didn’t overwater.  Look closer & see if you’ve got the disgusting pest known as mealybug. I scored my ant plant in South Carolina and brought it all the way back to WV and then...

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Succulents, do they hate you? (hint, they do not!)

Cactus Succulent

This category is certainly the easiest and least demanding, so why do so many people kill them?? The most common cause of succulent death in captivity is being "loved" to death. It's hard to resist watering even when it isn't needed.  Root rot due to overwatering and/or incorrect soil that holds too much moisture are the leaders in succ murder. These plants are native to deserts where the direct sun is relentless. They stand for months on end with nature having zero f*!ks to give about providing water. Yet they grow and thrive in these harsh conditions. Here's how it...

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