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Sticky Floor beneath my Banana Palm

Sticky Floor beneath my Banana Palm
Posted by Jeff (jjs_1_2000@yahoo.com) from New York, NY on 2006-08-02 11:25:00

Hello!

The floor beneath my banana palm has recently become sticky. The palm leaves themselves are a bit sticky, just a bit.

I had overwatered it and let it dry out over a period of a month. Could this be the problem or am i looking at a problem with insects?

Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!
Jeff
  • Sticky floor
    Posted by Nancy from 6 on 2006-10-26 06:46:00

    Sounds to me like you have scale, a very nasty bug on houseplants. Insects are round & flat, usually water-colored to brownish and are mostly on the undersides of leaves. They are hard to get rid of. If you use chemicals, read the labels to see which ones will work.
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