fungs? on my indoor lemon tree

Asked October 24, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

This white fluffy stuff showed up on my indoor lemon tree this week. Any idea what it is and how I can get rid of it?

Yamhill County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for sending your photo to Ask an Expert. I'm having a hard time discerning for sure, but it looks like you could have mealybugs on your lemon tree. Below is a publication about controlling mealybugs on houseplants.

If this does not seem to match up with what you are seeing, please bring in a sample of the branch with the problem to the Yamhill County Extension office and a Master Gardener can help you identify it.

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