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  Re: Scale on Anthuriums
From: mburack at mindspring.com> on 2002.05.17 at 15:23:26(8824)
I constantly deal with scale and aphids on everything as we have a nonstop ant problem in Florida... and if you have a lot of ants here.. you have a lot of scale and such.

What you experienced with the plant not infecting others is common... I beleive (from much experience) that many of these things will stay very "local" on a single plant until they are forced to venture elsewhere.

For example I have a gigantic Acalphia hispida plant growing dead center in my landscaping. It is the most pest prone plant I have ever seen next to some gingers.... The plant can be covered from top to bottom with scale, aphids, mealybugs(God forbid!) and yet the surrounding plants are clean.

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