aloe plant problem

Asked August 24, 2015, 12:17 PM EDT

My aloe plant is getting sticky and the area under the plant is getting tacky also. I see a lot of little brown circular marks on the plant that look like raised "moles". What can I do?

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1 Response

Your aloe has a scale, which is a type of insect. the brown spots are the scale. They excrete a sweet substance known as "honeydew." Here is an online website you might find helpful: http://blog.pennlive.com/gardening/2009/03/brown_bumps_on_aloe_plant.html

Here is our website's page on houseplants with scale infestations: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/scale-insects-houseplants

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