Umbrella Plants

Houseplant Disease

Anonymous added on March 17, 2011 | Answered

I have a second plant that seems to be covered in sticky, sugary sap and I found brown dirt on the underside of a new leaf. How can I get rid of the pests or disease that is affecting it? An umbrella plant I had recently lost all its leaves, which yellowed and fell off, and I noticed the stickiness on that also.

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Answered on March 18, 2011

It sounds like an issue with scale bugs. This article will help you with that:

We would also suggest using neem oil to treat the scale, as it is quite effective and safe. This article has more information:

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