Indoor Schefflera plant leaves are sticky
Hi there, I have 2 indoor schefflera plants that I have had for approximately 13 years. For the last 2 years they have developed a sticky coating on the leaves and now I notice my floors and windows sills are sticky as well. Last summer I repotted the plants, completely removing all soil and washing the root system and they still have that issue. I am stumped. No bugs in the soil. South facing windows. They are about 7 feet tall now. Both plants. I don’t want to lose these plants as they were from my mothers funeral 13 years ago. Help!!
Kandiyohi County Minnesota
Hello and thank you for contacting AaE for help.
Whatever is causing the problem, it has a component that is above the soil. The sticky stuff is not produced by the plant leaves and stems but by some external agent.