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I have a succulent (most likely Haworthiopsis attenuata) that is currently not looking so hot. I recently noticed a number of small brown scales growing on multiple leaves, that I think are some sort of pathogen (or at least are not part of the plant) for the following reasons:

  • They don't appear to follow any sort of pattern like the white marks on the leaves.
  • They are easily detachable with tweezers--I plucked two or three off as a test.

The best explanation I've found myself is that they're some sort of scale insects, but they seem really tiny. These are about the size of a Chia seed--only a few mm across. What are these, and as a bonus, how can I get rid of them? Photos are below:

zoomed out full plant picture

zoomed in to scale

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  • $\begingroup$ I also would say that these are scale insects. You could try brushing them with slightly soapy water. Maybe you will get better help at gardening.stackexchange.com $\endgroup$ – bli Apr 17 '18 at 9:21

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