Help, please! Pachira (money tree) with scale? aphids???
Bought this beautiful 6 foot tall tree several months ago, and it's been declining - leaves falling off after they brown and dry, plus minimal growth. On advice, tried more moisture (the soil was packed). We water it just once a week.
Now we see signs of some sort of pests: sticky substance on underside of leaves, along the veins - little gobs or dots. Can't see any webs or the like, but do see brown patches on leaves before they fall.
Any idea which critters it is? And then how to get rid of them?