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Scale Insects on a Houseplant! Scale insects have a tan to brown shell-like covering or scale that protects the insectís body (see photo below right). Scales may be from one-sixteenth to one-forth inch in diameter and are usually found on the stems and/or leaves. Some scales are hemispherical in shape, while others are oval and flat.

Scale insects are commonly found on plants in the home. The plant below has scales in its stem. Look closely - do you see the brown bumps on the stem? All scales are sap-feeding insects that can weaken plants and cause poor, stunted growth. Death of infested plants occurs only in severe cases.

Plant with scales on stem

Scales on a Houseplant

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