Question by  wardray (13)

What could cause sticky leave on an indoor fig plant?

My indoor fig has sticky leaves.


Answer by  pezhead420 (182)

My guess is your fig has an infestation of scale insects. These bugs secrete a sticky substance called honeydew that falls onto the leaves and floor. You should soak the plant in insecticidal soap thouroughly to rid the plant of the insects. There are many remedies that work. Find one that works for you.


Answer by  jeestes82 (105)

This is likely caused by an insect infestation. It could be Scale, which look like little scabs located on leaves and stems. Also could be Whitefly which is a very very small moth-type insect, which are found on the bottom of the leaves and flying around. These insects leave behind a sticky waste substance on the surface of leaves.


Answer by  deepa (82)

Spraying with rubbing alcohol. mix alcohol with 10 parts of water add little liquid soap. sun spray ultra fine horticultural oil also mixed with water and effectively smother the scale.

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