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This is a discussion on Brown Scale on my Phals within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Originally Posted by paphioboy I have never had scales on phals, they always go for ...
I would be very hesitant using Neem, there is a certain compound in it which CAN (not will, there is a 50/50 chance...) react with certain media and salts. And it looks VERY unsightly too. I use Confidor aerosol (nope, no CFCs in it either! ) which treats thrips, mites, scale, mealy, aphids and certain bacterias too.