I have a dracaena:
Which I think has scales:
First I ignored it, hoping it would go away.
When it got bad, I half-assedly scraped a bunch off with my thumbnail.
When it got bad again, I painstakingly scraped evey scale off every
leaf with my thumbnail outdoors and sprayed off the leaves with a
Now that some are back, I'm looking for a more reliable solution
before it gets bad again.
Google turned up a few ideas, from swabbing them off with a qtip
dipped in alcohol, to spraying with hort. oil, to discarding the plant
(absolutely a last resort for me.
Anyone have some encouraging words, preference for one of the above
remedies, or better ideas?
For more info about the International Society of Arboriculture, please visit
For consumer info about tree care, visit http://www.treesaregood.com /