Here is an update of my previous post regarding that sad jade plant that we rescued.
After spraying with water, dabbing with alcohol and repotting; the jade plant is starting to really bounce back. It's been over a year since any mealy bugs have been seen. It was a labour of love. Staking it now - we are trying to regain a balanced growth habit. I just wish we had more light to get tighter stem growth.
Interesting enough, 3 months ago, a huge jade plant was gifted to us and on close inspection, it too was covered in mealy bug.
I didn't even take a picture of the before, as it went straight into the bathtub and got a spray down. I wasn't going to allow mealy to take over the house. This plant was worse. However, while trying to spray the plant down, the tightness of growth habit didn't allow for a thorough job. Instead, the power washer was used on a softer spray setting and all the nooks and crannies were blasted.
Who needs chemicals?