Asked by: Larbi Milani
asked in category: General Last Updated: 25th February, 2020

Are aphids bad for succulents?

Aphids and mealybugs are common pests affecting succulents. They suck the sap of the plant, weakening the plant and making it more susceptible to diseases. Small infestations are usually treatable and the plants can bounce back. They also hide on the undersides of the plant, making them hard to spot and treat.

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Similarly, you may ask, do Aphids eat succulents?

Aphids. Small numbers of aphids usually don't damage a plant, but larger infestations can cause unattractive damage. Aphids feed on succulents because they have fat leaves filled with sap, moisture and nutrients the insects need to survive.

Also, is insecticidal soap safe for succulents? If you have bugs you must get rid of, try an organic insecticidal soap or neem oil. Use them with caution, though. The soaps can interact with the oils produced by some succulents, so check the labels carefully.

Considering this, how do you treat aphids on succulents?

You can often get rid of aphids by wiping or spraying the leaves of the plant with a mild solution of water and a few drops of dish soap. Soapy water should be reapplied every 2-3 days for 2 weeks.

What is a natural way to get rid of aphids?

Make a homemade insecticidal soap, a low-toxicity bug control solution that will desiccate the soft bodies and kill the aphids without doing harm to your plants. Simply mix a few teaspoons of liquid dish soap with one quart of water, then spray or wipe the solution onto the leaves, stems, and buds of the plant.

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