Ask the Plant Expert: What is this Sticky Substance on my Schefflera?
Dear Plant Expert: Our schefflera has a sticky residue on its leaves and underneath the plant itself. After looking closer, while taking the picture, I see what appears to be little white bugs. How should I clean it and treat it? Thank You for Your Assistance, Vicki Plant Expert Reply: Vicki, You will need to apply a houseplant spray to the plant in order to kill the insects. In the meantime, you can take a wet rag and clean the leaves. The rag needs to be dipped in lukewarm water that has a couple drops of liquid soap (use a non-antibacterial soap). Good luck and let me know if you need help with anything else. Sincerely, Jamie Jamison Adams FSN Plant Expert Share this:Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new [...]