Staghorn Fern – Scale Insects
Q: I have a staghorn fern that has developed a bug on it. I have lost several leaves. Can you advise what this is and what I need to do to get rid of it.
A: Probably brown soft scale or hemispherical scale. Scale insects are hard to control when numerous…typically you spray with horticultural oil to suffocate them. But since the plant is indoors, get started watching a movie on TV and pick them off with a knife blade.