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My monkey paw fern - Humata tyermanii suddenly had yellowing happening on the leaves and when I cut them I realised they are sticky to the touch. Anyone know what it is and how to fix it?

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Sticky leaves are a red flag for things like scale or mealybug, Carojsmit. Unfortunately, most ferns, including Humata species, are sensitive to insecticides, or even soap sprays. The remaining treatment is to paint each individual clump of mealybugs, or scale insect, with rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip, or a small artist's brush. That will leave a tiny brown mark on the leaf, or leaf stem, but won't kill entire leaves, like spraying would. It could take some time to clean the whole plant up.

19 Jun, 2011


Thank you so very much!!!

19 Jun, 2011


Your welcome!

20 Jun, 2011

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