I noticed the other day that my very big and beautiful chain of hearts, has little white and some yellowish spots appearing on the leaves! could someone please tell me what it is and how to stop it from killing my baby!???
Common pests are mealybugs, aphids and scale insects. Also watch for these at the soil line where they may go undetected.
Looks like scale insects, but not certain. Whatever they are, might be a good idea to remove them and change the soil. Incorporate a bit of sand or grit on the surface of the compost to stop the critter from making your pot a home and your plant a feast!
The easiest thing for you to do now is cut each chain to about 4 or 5 leaves long. Do this outside away from any other plants. I would do it in the middle of the driveway. Sterilize your cutters when finished. Remove the plant from the pot, wash the pot then spray it with a disinfectant. Wash it again. Now follow alp’s advice and dig into the roots to see what is there. I would bare root it but that can be risky if you haven’t done it before. Now go to work on the remaining leaves and wash them clean with an insecticidal soap. Visually check each leaf to be sure nothing remains. Repot it in some sterile potting soil and water it in good. Don’t fertilize until you see new growth.