I took Melissa, from Live Love Be Green’s, advice about my little lemon tree, and removed all leaves with mealy bugs. I agree it was mealy bug. I disposed of them in the garbage. Then, I mixed up a batch of spray: a few drops of plant-based dish soap, a teaspoon of raw apple cider vinegar, and for good measure, 2 drops each of peppermint and thyme essential oils (I have no idea if this will do anything, but, it smells nice!) in a large spray bottle of water and sprayed each remaining leaf, front and back. The ants, which were racing all around the cottony puffs of mealy bug, were not happy. Neither was a spider that had spun a web between two lemons. I also removed two sucker branches. This is how it looks now.
If I removed every yellow leaf on the tree, it would be pretty bare, so I left the few without bugs. I would cut back some more of those long sucker branches, but, they have lemons on them. This is the only lemon that’s starting to turn. This is a Meyer Lemon tree. I love Meyer Lemons!
I recently fed the tree and changed the watering schedule, so, fingers crossed! Thanks for stopping by! – Kaye