White Spots On Schefflera Tree
by Edward Gilbert
(Boston, Ma. USA)
Question:Schefflera TreeRidding Pests
I recently moved my Schefflera plant inside for the winter. The plant was thriving outside. however, since moving it inside I noticed the leaves appear to be dying with white dots forming on them. It also looks as though this blight is spreading quickly on this plant. Any suggestions?
Here's what I can tell you. During the winter months, Schefflera trees are suppossed to be kept drier than normal. There could be a chance that you've over-watered the tree causing the fungus.
You could prune and throw away any diseased plant parts. Hopefully that would control the spread.
The only other thing that I think it could possibly be is, mealybugs. They can look like white spots as well. If that's the case, visit a local hardware store and they could show you something that could rid the tree of the pests.
Hope this helps!!
Let me know what happens!!
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