Lemon Trees

Lemon Tree

Emarydunn added on July 30, 2016 | Answered

The leaves on my lemon tree are covered in a sticky liquid which also covers the floor under the plant. Is this normal? There were a few black flies and thrips which I have removed physically. Otherwise, the tree seems very healthy. The plant is kept in my conservatory.

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Answered on July 31, 2016

It sounds like you have a pest problem, possibly other than the thrips you already removed -- sticky liquid is usually the honeydew secreted by any number of pests.

This article may help you correct the issue:


And this article provides additional information about common Lemon Tree problems:


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