Schefflera Plants
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Zone corry, PA 16407 | Anonymous added on January 16, 2017 | Answered

Just one of stems have leaves that have a white film on them and I'm not sure why. I never owned any plants till recently so I'm not really familiar with them. I did some research and moved the plants and it's done very well for last 6months. Also, some of my leaves are very shiny and some are very dull.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 17, 2017

It may be as simple as water deposits from water splashing unto the leaves. This residue can be cleaned from the leaves with a damp clean cloth.
Plants can become dusty over time and will benefit from a cleaning. You can wipe the leaves or even give them a shower.
Place the plants in your tub and gently shower them with water. Allow to drain and dry.

If the problem persists it could be caused by a fungus or insects.

Neem Oil is a good and safe treatment for both issues. It is also safe for people and pets.

Here are some links with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/how-to-clean-houseplants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/grooming-and-care-tip-for-houseplants.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/schefflera/schefflera-plant-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/schefflera/sticky-schefflera-leaves.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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