Silk Floss Tree
Q.

Silk floss tree

Zone La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico 23000 | Anonymous added on May 19, 2018 | Answered

I have a 9 year old silk floss that this year, after finishing leafing out, is dropping a sap type substance. Little white droplets are appearing on a shade umbrella under the tree and all over the ground. It has never done this before. Is this normal? What can I do to stop it?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on May 19, 2018

This is likely a pest issue; Scale insects are common on a Silk Floss Tree.

The substance that is being dropped by the tree is called Honeydew and is the bugs secretions.

Neem Oil is a good treatment.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/silk-floss/floss-silk-tree-planting.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Silk Floss Tree
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More