Ficus Trees
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bonsai ficus tree that had scale

Zone elstow bedfordshire | rob1uk added on July 8, 2015 | Answered

It's a ficus tree that had scale. I read it's best to remove all the infected branches or throw it away.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 9, 2015

I certainly would try treating with Neem Oil before you decide to prune or even throw out the plant.
Most likely you have invested quite a bit of time and money into your plant so it may be worth some effort.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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