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Connie_G
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.

Thanks!

This message was edited Apr 25, 2007 10:30 PM
Len123
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.
tggfisk
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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