insect image thumbnail
English Name

Scale insects


Scale insects are first apparent when plants become sticky. Swollen, protective, waxy brown discs appear. The female scale insects produce their young under them.




Wipe off with cotton buds dipped in methylated spirits. Burn seriously infected plants.

Did you know?

The world's tallest-growing tree is the coast redwood (Sequoia sempervirens), which grows along the Pacific Coast of the United States, mainly in California. Interestingly enough, it's not the world's oldest-growing tree; that award goes to a bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata).