Ficus Trees
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Infestation of Ficus Tree

Anonymous added on October 31, 2011 | Answered

My indoor ficus tree has developed sticky leaves and spreads the stickiness to the surrounding furniture and floor. I sprayed the tree thoroughly with the garden hose several times in an attempt to remove the stickiness. The stickiness continues to return. The tree is 6' high and I have had for over 10 years. Is there something I can do to stop this problem?

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Nikki
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Answered on November 1, 2011

The tree has a pest infestation of some kind, most likely aphids or scale. You will most likely find the pests on the undersides of the leaves. These articles will help you:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

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