Wishbone Flowers
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torenia

Anonymous added on July 2, 2015 | Answered

My Torenia appears to wilt and feels a bit tacky.

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on July 3, 2015

    It is likely being affected by insect pests - perhaps aphids or another sap-sucking insect. The stickiness is from the honeydew these pests leave behind. I recommend treating the plant with Neem oil, which will help take care of these pests and many others. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm

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