The sight of the colony and the crawling mealy bugs were enough to give me nightmares for days to end and I blame myself for not discovering it earlier. And just a while ago, I saw my normally healthy Haemanthus multiflorus (synonym: Scadoxus multiflorus; common name: Blood Lily) with another colony of mealy bugs. This is not a good sign at all. And my hair feels itchy just with my thought of the mealy bugs.
I can only hope that they do not spread to my other plants. Otherwise all hell will break lose.