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My indoor chilli plants get covered in white sticky stuff. what is it, how can I prevent it and once I've got it how can it be treated without making the chillis indeible?

I'm sorry but I can't do links on my phone but if you google RHS and mealybug I think you'll find the answer and solution. It's a common problem with growing plants indoors.

It sounds like an aphid attack to me .I would give the plants a gentle shower with tepid water and keep an eye on them - I wouldn't spray with a chemical insecticide if you are using the chillies but a bit of washing up liquid diluted with water wouldn't hurt

Pam LL x


Aphids. I know this is a little controversial, but I used some Pesticide spray on them and they were gone within a day.

Kathy 2
I put mine in the bath and run the shower head over them - usually every 2-3 days until the aphids have gone.

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