Brown Turkey Fig Trees
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Brown Turkey fig sticky leaves

Zone 7 - 8. cannot load image but plant is nice and green | lynn54166 added on July 16, 2015 | Answered

My Brown Turkey fig is 2 years old. Lately, the leaves have become very thick with a sticky feeling. No bugs or scale and good growth and with good color. Leaves are sticky on top part. What is causing change in leaves?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 17, 2015

Even if your not seeing insects the sticky substance, most likely honeydew, is suspicious.
Spray with Neem Oil to retain the health of your Fig.

Here are a couple of links with more information.

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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