this is a 1st for me....on my boston fern?
In my 20 years of growing mostly cactus / succulents I have had a few infestations of mealy bugs.
One of my 2 favourite plants has always been the Boston Fern and have successfully grown one for close to 15 years.
Just noticed mealy bugs in the boston fern. (fern size about 2 ft wide and has grown considerably this summer). Has anyone else encountered this and how did you deal with this? (other than throw away the plant). The fern as with all of my cactus has been on the apt balcony all summer (as previous summers).
Had a cactus mealy bug problem this past winter but by June seemed to have won the battle (although twice in last month 2 cactus had a mild attach). Have been closing watching plants all summer.
Help much appreciated as do not want to throw away boston fern but have to consider the cactus when I bring plants indoors within next week or so.