Mix 1 cup of rubbing alcohol with few drops of Dawn dish soap and 1 quart (32oz) of water. Pour the solution in the spray bottle. Spray the whole plant, not only where mealybugs are visible. Spray leaves well, top, and under and stems.
Just so, why is there white stuff on my plant?
If you see white stuff on plant leaves, it’s probably powdery mildew. True to its name, this fungus covers plant leaves and stems with what looks like powdered sugar.
Accordingly, what is a natural remedy for whiteflies?
Organic Neem Oil can be sprayed on vegetables, fruit trees and flowers to kill eggs, larvae and adults. Mix 1 oz/ gallon of water and spray all leaf surfaces (including the undersides of leaves) until completely wet. Horticultural oils, which work by smothering insects, are very effective on all stages of this pest.
Are whiteflies harmful to humans?
White flies may not be harmful to humans, but they can damage and kill your favorite ornamental trees and bushes. White flies harm your plants by sucking the sap, juice, and moisture from the leaves.
A white mold growing over the surface of houseplant potting soil is usually a harmless saprophytic fungus. … Overwatering the plant, poor drainage, and old or contaminated potting soil encourage saprophytic fungus, which feeds on the decaying organic matter in soggy soil.