The scale bug is small, oval and flat, with a protective tan to brown shell-like covering (scale). This is just one of the quite a few peace lily problems. White peach scale has significant impacts on commercial peach growing operations. Sensation is the largest variety of peace lily available, and is capable of growing up to 4–6 feet in height and width. grow outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 11 through 12. Petite is an even smaller peace lily, at approximately 8–10 inches in height. For more information on treatment, click here. Watering, lighting, and soil issues are the most likely causes of problems. The most common Peace Lily problems are wilting foliage, browning leaves or leaf tips, yellow leaves, failure to bloom, and pest infestation. Scale insects suck sap from plants, robbing them of essential nutrients. Scale insects thrive in warm, dry environments. B. The hard scale lives and feeds under this spherical armor and does not move about the plant. Armored scales do not secrete honeydew, so mold growth is far less likely around them. I wanted to know if anyone has good ways of getting rid of and preventing scale on peace lilies. Tap water is the most accessible source when planting your peace lily flowers. Everywhere else, they grow as indoor plants and do double duty by removing air pollutants. Since peace lily are used as plants in your homes, beware of the potential mineral buildup. Common Peace Lily Problems Peace lilies, spp. Peace lilies, spp. They do not secrete honeydew. Scale right? In most cases, they are able to move short distances (but rarely do) and produce copious amounts of honeydew. How hard is it to treat? White peach scale insects cause leaves to yellow and drop, decrease fruit production, and lead to premature death of the tree. Soft – Secrete a waxy film (up to 1/2 inch long) that is part of the body. Sadly this plant was near my other calatheas. Identifying Scale Plant Insect. How to Treat Peace Lily Brown Scale sounds and looks a lot like a plant disease, but the term actually refers to infestation by any one of more than 7,000 species of tiny sap-sucking insects.Scale insects typically adhere to the stems, branches, and sometimes the leaves of plants to feed on sap, and they have a shell-like bump appearance, which sometimes causes them to be mistaken for a fungal or bacterial disease. These scales tend to be harder to spot on plants, and can be hard to treat. Soft scales secrete large amounts of honeydew, which can cause the growth of sooty mold. I have a large peace lily in my office at work, and every few months or so scale appears on the stalks. 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