Rubber Plant Pest or Disease?

rosieboyAugust 3, 2006

Hi All,

Anyone had this problem with their ficus (see attached pic). I'm finding these brown 'pods' under the leaves, which aren't growing to their potential.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

You have a bad scale insect infestation and perhaps spider mites, as well.

I take it that you are not familiar with scale insects? The population appears to be pretty advanced.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2006 at 12:50PM
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rosieboy

No not familiar with scale insects at all! Can I cure problem with regular houseplant insecticide?

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 6:13AM
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sherlock_holmes(z6a PA)

Here are some pages with info on Scale insects and their control. Note the list of products mentioned on the bottom of the first webpage.

http://www.planetnatural.com/site/xdpy/kb/scale-control.html

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG005

http://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profiles0801/scale.asp

I hope those help.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2006 at 11:34AM
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