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My Medanilla Magnifica has a beatiful flower on it but is giving out a sticky substance and is covered with a cotton wool like substance. Is this normal as it didn't do it last year. Also it has two new shoots that don't look like flowering.



Not normal - you have an infestation of some description. Probably Mealy bug - the "cotton wool" is the immobile larvae. I've only had a slight infestation of this once and used a spray and also a cotton wool bud dipped in surgical spirit.
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1 Jun, 2011

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