Indoor Plant Insects

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Updated: June 14, 2021

Diagnose Indoor Plant Problems

Symptoms of common houseplant problems.
Updated: May 24, 2021

Winter Indoor Plant Problems

Overwatering is the most common problem leading to problems with houseplants in the winter.
Crown rot on aloe
Updated: March 26, 2021

Thrips on Indoor Plants

Thrips are very tiny insects that can leave irregular white streaks on houseplants.
closeup of thrips
Updated: March 26, 2021

Whiteflies on Indoor Plants

Whiteflies resemble tiny white moths and secrete sticky honeydew on houseplants.
whiteflies congregated on the back of a leaf
Updated: March 26, 2021

Spider Mites on Indoor Plants

Spider mites can cause fine white spots, yellowing, and browning on houseplants. Webbing may also be present.
two spotted spider mites and webbing
Updated: March 26, 2021

Aphids on Indoor Plants

Aphids are small sucking insects that secrete sticky honeydew on houseplants.
aphids on a plant stem
Updated: March 26, 2021

Fungus Gnats on Indoor Plants

Fungus gnats are tiny, black flies that are commonly seen around lamps, windows, and indoor plants with moist soil.
fungus gnat adult
Updated: March 26, 2021

Scale Insects on Indoor Plants

Scale insects can cause leaf yellowing, stunting, and dieback of indoor plants. Brown soft scale is a common pest of houseplants.
brown scale (bumps) on the back of a leaf
Updated: March 26, 2021

Mealybugs on Indoor Plants

Mealybugs are insects covered with cottony white wax and may be found on houseplants.
white mealybugs on plant