Monday, March 03, 2008

Mealybug Mayhem


I have been fighting mealybug on my Elephant Ear (Alocasia odora? of the top of my head) for about a month- I know it will go away when I get it back outside... but for now I'm really holding them off and keeping it away from my other plants with a squirt bottle filled with water and the teensiest dash AND I MEAN EENSIEST dash of Dr. Bronner's lavender soap... This way I don't have to worry about it getting on the windows, floors... in Pendarvis' mouth... and the place smells great!

Unfortunately at the time of this picture I had "forgotten" about it for about a week and it's a lot worse than it has been... but if it can hang on another month- and it will! I can put it back outside and it will be cured completely!