What are the light green dots on the leaves of my false aralia that look like spores? Not all leaves have these things but enough to bother me and give me concern.
Well, they're not spores, that's for sure. If they're very small, like pin pricks, you might be seeing spider mite damage. If they're larger, and you can pry them off with your fingernail, that would be scale insects. If they are in the tissues of the leaf itself, they might be a fungus, bacterial, or viral infection. For mites or scale, insecticidal soap applied 4 times at 7 - 10 day intervals should take care of the problem. Read more here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/false-aralia/false-aralia-houseplant.htm
For a disease, there's not much you can do other than remove infected leaves, and practice good culture to keep the plant as strong as possible.
I was given seed pods and three sprouted. The leaves resemble a palm only real lacy and they have a sticky substance. Very temperamental. Can put on leaves profusely then start turning yellow and drop off. Has very unusual sticky substance that even makes the pot sticky. Can you tell me the name of this plant? How to find care info? Indoor plant or patio.
This is a False Aralia plant.
Here is a link with care information.
The sticky substance and yellowing leaves would indicate a infestation of some kind of insect.
Treat the plant with Neem Oil. Neem Oil is safe for people and pets.
My false aralia's leaves are turning yellow. Help!
Yellowing leaves can indicate a watering issue, too much or too little.
The soil should dry to a depth of about 1" between waterings.
The plant should be watered throughly and the excess water drain freely from the soil.
Here is a great article to help refresh you on the care requirements.
My false aralia plant keeps getting sticky sap-like stuff on its leaves. HELP
The sticky substance is the residue from pests, most likely spider mites or mealybug.
You can treat the plant with Neem Oil.
Here are some links with more information.
this plant was doing well in the house. I put it out in the shade and a day later it died. do u know why thank u
Transitions from indoors too outdoors can be a shock to plants. Temperature and lighting are very different and they need to be hardened off.
They feel dry and fall off. I give it water regularly
are you still facing the problem?
I have a new false aralia I bought 2wk ago but it immediately started losing leaves and shows no sign of stopping ! Help !
It doesn't like to be moved and sudden leaf drop is its response. The leaves should grow back. Here are the growing conditions you need to provide: