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Q.My Schfflera Plant Has Developed Sticky Leaves. I Have Also Seen A Drop Of Liquid Between Stems. I Wiped Each Leaf Off But The

Zone Lombard, ILL (near Chicago) | Anonymous added on June 14, 2021 | Answered

sticky material came back. This Schfflera plant is located indoors with adequate lighting. IT IS ABOUT 5 feet tall and is watered only when the soil is dry to the touch. Why are leaves becoming sticky? I wiped each leaf off with water and dried them, but the sticky situation returned on most of the leaves.

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Answered on June 24, 2021

Check the undersides of the leaves for aphids. They leave a sticky residue called honeydew. If you don't see them, check the stems for scale insects such as mealybugs.


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