What Is the Cotton Like Growth on My House Plant?

Mealy bugs are small insects that can stunt or kill a plant by sucking its juices. When they are in masses or colonies, they resemble pieces of cottony fluff.

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Liz Ward is a Visual Communications Designer and writer. Ward's articles are published on eHow.com and GardenGuides.com. Ward has written for Demand Studios and Text Broker. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Design and a Minor in photography from Purdue University. She is also a master gardener.