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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5] In this video I show you the method I use to remove Scale from my Cacti and succulent Plants. ★ Check out my website http://www.desertplantsofavalon.com/ ★ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DesertPlantsOfAvalon ★ Twitter https://twitter.com/plantsofavalon Thank you for watching, please give me a Like and I would love you to SUBSCRIBE for regular updates and take a look at my other Cacti and Succulent and nature videos to see my weird and wacky cacti and other succulent plants up close and personal. HAPPY GROWING GUY’S 🙂 Royalty Free Music Music By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Video Rating: / 5

14 Comments

  • Samera Santos 3 years ago

    thank you so much my dear for that video. because I'm actually having some problem with my cactus something is eating it not sure what it is and now it has tiny holes every where. I will definitely try alcohol

  • Gicu's plants 3 years ago

    Well done Lyn! Incredibile job. Cactus will feel better. Thanks for sharing.

  • Buzzardgirl13 3 years ago

    Hi Lyn if the markings come off does that mean the cactus has scale? Just noticed my new astrophytum has similar markings to the one in this video but I can scratch them off so worried it has scale?

  • Luisa Jones 3 years ago

    Hi Lynn! Thank you for you wonderful videos, i have learned a lot from them. I am having a problem with spider webs , could you please make a video about how to clean webs from the cactus and how to kill the spiders? Thank you!

  • Holly Brown 3 years ago

    unfortunately I have found these! back last year in June is when I first saw them. they were on my opuntias outside. at first I thought it was just the sandy soil being thrown up on the sides from the rain but then when I went to hose it off it didn't come off. within a couple of weeks it would completely cover the pad and it would turn yellow and die. I got down there with the brush and scrub them off before it turn winter. I figured maybe they died throughout the winter but sure enough in the spring they were back. then they got inside of my Greenhouse on several of my cacti. it's funny because they wanted nothing to do with my succulents! only my cacti! I tried asking several Facebook groups what to do but no one really knew. I'm so glad you made this video Lyn. it seems like everytime I'm having a problem or there's an issue you make a video that solves it for me. I had used alcohol but I was just spraying it on there instead of scrubbing it. what I want to know is is how often should I spray the alcohol and clean them? everyday, every other day, once a week? thanks so much for your lovely videos! I get all giddy when I get a notification that you've made a new video! my husband saw me watching your videos & said he wonders how much we have in common. I said plants is enough! lol

  • Jonathan Handel 3 years ago

    alot of us in the medical marihuana community in canada (yes I am mmap registered with the federal government) have started to use peroxide instead of alcohol

  • AFei Lee 3 years ago

    wow that is really interesting…
    thanks for the tutorial

  • Angie S 3 years ago

    Wow, I can't believe the transformation. I think I would've been heart-sick finding out it was covered like that. So is there a preventative method?

  • Orchids & a Dutchy 3 years ago

    Omg, Lyn! All that stuff were bugs???!!! It really looked like they were part of the cactus, and I would never had known. Probably the store too thought it was a beautiful furry cactus… How lucky that you noticed them! Interesting how easy it is to remove them with alcohol. The plant looks very good afterwards. Good idea to use those different kinds of brushes. Have a great weekend, Lyn!

  • Susana1024 3 years ago

    LOL! They did look like nice markings. I'm glad that your plant was not damaged too badly. I will need to keep close of those markings from now on. Thank you for sharing this video, Lyn!

  • Chris Coyle 3 years ago

    Great video Lyn, really helpful!!! Will the alcohol still kill the scale even if it doesn't physically come off of the cactus?

  • Peter Mc Guinness 3 years ago

    Great video Lyn, you're so experienced so this plant was never in danger!

  • Lakshmi reddy Dodla 3 years ago

    Wow excellent

  • Edsther Sto.Domingo 3 years ago

    Your Astrophytum ornatum looks amazing! How old is it?

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