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Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

April 22, 2007
2:12 PM

Post #3418337

My dracena (I think) house plant has sticky stuff on some of the spikes near the bottom of the plant. Can someone suggest a remedy? I think some critter is creating it...can't remember what to do.


This message was edited Apr 25, 2007 10:30 PM
Adrian, MO
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2007
5:25 PM

Post #3418874

if it's a critter I believe it's probably aphids. I believe they are sometimes even enslaved by ants for their sweet mily substance they create, but you should be able to see them.
Garner, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 23, 2007
7:11 PM

Post #3422890

Since this is a houseplant, try washing off the plant in the sink or the shower. It might take more than one time, but could do the trick. If it's a serious infestation, you could try a bit of insecticidal soap. Make sure to read any directions about indoor use and ventilation. I always try to use chemicals (even soaps) as a last resort.

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