Lantana with possible Sooty Mold

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looking for suggestions don’t really see any bugs on it. We have had a ton of rain this year and not nearly as hot as usual.
 

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No doubt you have sooty mold on the plant somewhere but that white stuff is either soft scale or mealy bugs. Sooty mold is basically insect excrement.
 
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Neem oil works great! If you have mealy bugs, use systematic granules as well from bonide. First time I dealt with mealy bugs, I freaked out! Only because I bought this plant I was looking for a long time. I used neem oil and the mealy bugs were still there,, but not as much,, so I added the granules and they were done within 24 hours.
 

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