If you're asking what those white bugs on your plants are, you might have scale.
It comes in an amazing variety of shapes and sizes. This one even has
some small bright orange spots on it.
Scale isn't so bad when it first begins, but when your plants begin to
look like they're covered in mold and they're crusted over in scale in
its various life stages, I understand the urge to spray it.
Those green lumps are also scale. Think about how a
first. Scale has different life stages too. The brown
circles beside the Atala Butterfly
on the Coontie
hemispherical scale. If you find white circles in a cluster beneath a
leaf on your Coontie, it's likely to be butterfly eggs.
If the yuckey white mess you find looks more like this, you have scale or mealybugs.
Here is a Ceraunus Blue Butterfly
one leg on a mealybug.
If scale has a bright side, it's Ladybugs
They're cute little beetles that eat scale.