Field notes — July 13, 2021

  • Signs of spider mites on many plants, scale on a couple, and aphids on the variegated wire vine.
  • Gave most plants a shower to knock off the mites and, when dried, sprayed with:
    • Safer’s insecticidal soap or (for a couple) rosemary spray
    • swabbed alcohol on scale bugs
  • Divided plants into two groups for easier management:
    • Group 1 plants from the kitchen window were treated on July 9
    • Group 2 plants from the dining were treated on July 12
  • Plants that were separate from other plants and that showed no signs of infestation were not treated, but will be monitored.
  • Plants have been moved into different rooms for better isolation and are grouped by species.