Houseplant Problems

Sticky Leaves on Plants

Anonymous added on October 23, 2012 | Answered

Lower leaves of all my plants in three rooms are very sticky/shiny. Dirt has patches of grey matter. What can I do?

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Answered on October 24, 2012

This is honeydew and the result of a pest--likely aphids, scale, mealybug, or similar sap-sucking insect. Treat the plant and soil with neem oil as this should take care of the pest and any fungal issues that may result from the honeydew.

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