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dimitris

how to get rid of the scale from my bromeliads ?

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dimitris

Hello ,

I never had any pest problem with my broms , but now some got infected by scale .

So how can I get rid of those things ? I don't use any pesticide on them since they collect water in their cups and I am afraid that this might cause some damafe or death in the more tender .

In other plants when the infestation is in the beginning I use a mix of water soap and alcohol and it works , is this safe for broms ?

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stevethegator

What type of bromeliads are you wanting to treat? Thin leaved genera like Guzmania are generally more sensitive to things than thicker leaved genera like Neoregelia.

That being said I don't think a soap/alcohol mixture will harm any brom, they're pretty tough

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sgvcns

In Australia (Brisbane) a mild chlorpyrifos is routinely used to control a wasp that causes spotting.

Never any probs with mine so should be ok with a dose

Steve

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Alicehunter2000

Would coffee be beneficial?

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Umbrae

coffee works pretty good on cycad scale, hit them with a shot of triple strength espresso and follow up in another 7 to 10 days for about a month and see if that

breaks the life cycle

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Gonzer

Scale is not much of a problem at all for bromeliads. Most can be found attached to the inside leaves of the cup and picked away.

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dimitris

Thank you all for your replies ! This is my most infected plant , this billbergia pyramidalis .

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Brian Bruning

I use straight rubbing (ethyl) alcohol to remove scale from orthids and bromeliads. It doesn't even bother the flowers. I just put a sprayer attachment from an old windex bottle into the bottle and spray.

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