Saving a plant that had scale.

Asked March 10, 2019, 2:49 PM EDT

Hi there! I am wondering if you could please advise me on saving my tree philodenron. It had scale, and has a bunch of ants in it. Leaves are drooping. I’ve already wiped clean all the scale on leaves but wish to fix the root of the problem.

Multnomah County Oregon scale house plants

1 Response

https://extension.psu.edu/philodendron-diseases https://extension.umn.edu/product-and-houseplant-pests/insects-indoor-plants#scale-insects-1581110

Here are two very good articles from out of state Extension services that should help you dealing with that particular diseaseas well as other problems that might take place at another time with his plant. Generally speaking cleaning up the leaves, cutting off the diseased leaves is the best way to initiate a program of care prior to using chemical treatments. Good Luck and Thanks for your question.