problem for fiddle leaf philedendron

Asked July 27, 2016, 9:37 PM EDT

It has sticky stuff on the lower parts of stems going down into main trunk. I can't identify problem but do see some what look like scales on the stems, not a lot ! Need some help with diagnosis and treatment! Thanks for your help!

Clay County Missouri insect issues disease issues horticulture

1 Response

If your plant is covered in sticky material and you can see scales, I believe they are likely what is causing your problem. A few scales can quickly become many, particularly when dealing with an indoor plant. Application of a lightweight or all-season horticultural oil should control them if you follow label directions.