Schefflera problem

danlacichMay 5, 2009

My schefflera has a sap like substance on it's leaves. This is a new plant for me so I am wondering if this is normal. Any thoughts?

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indiebookman

It may be honey dew from bugs... likely aphids. check it very carefully for little critters - bottoms of leaves, any crotches of crooks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeydew_(secretion)

    Bookmark   May 5, 2009 at 12:52PM
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danlacich

Indiebookman, Thanks for the tip. I have noticed some little critters, don't know the real name for them but when we were kid we called them potato bugs, little scaled things that make your think of an armadillo. Not sure if that is the source. I have been picking them out. The seem to come out of the soil when I water. I am also noticing little spots of a chaulky substance on the leaves in places.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2009 at 4:14PM
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