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Indoor plants sticky leaves

The lemon tree in my conservatory has developed very sticky leaves which I think is due to an attack by pests or a virus. The plant has small brown blobs, no more than 0.5mm in diameter all up the trunk and under most leaf stems. I can clean the blobs and sticky leaves off with detergent and water but obviously this is not sufficient as the blobs and sticky leaves return quickly. Any idea on how I can treat my lemon tree please.imageimage


  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,766

    Sounds like scale insects. I have found them quite difficult to get rid of. There are products you can use which you will find in a Garden Centre.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Thanks Busy-Lizzie.

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