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Rubber Plant Pest or Disease?

Posted by rosieboy NJ (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 3, 06 at 9:45

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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RE: Rubber Plant Pest or Disease?

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.

RE: Rubber Plant Pest or Disease?

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

RE: Rubber Plant Pest or Disease?

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.

I hope those help.

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