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Orchids in the Cattleya alliance are called corsage orchids. The photo is Brassocattleya Pink Debutante with fragrant flowers 6 to 8 inches across. The plants get big too. Give them very bright light but no direct sun. See page 166 of our newest book, What’s Wrong With My Houseplant.

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Corsage Orchids

Cottony cushion scale on a citrus houseplant doesn’t look like an insect because it has no legs or wings and doesn’t move. Nevertheless, it’s a bug and it’s reproducing like wildfire. Treat it with insecticidal soap, horticultural oil, or rubbing alcohol; these are safe to use inside your home. Page 262 of our book, What’s more ยป

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Scale Insects

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