The leaves on my Bay plant are shiny and tacky as well as the
surounding area around the pot. I have looked with a magnifying glass
and can't see any bugs or spider mites. I have it inside till the
weather clears up. Any suggestions?
You have an insect or mite infestation, most likely insects from the
genus. (aphids, scale, mealy bugs.) Sight unseen I'd go for scale
insects which can be smothered with repeat applications of
horticultural oil. ( you might be able to do it with spray vegetable
oils like the brand"Pam")
The first step would be to give the plant a nice warm bath or next
month you will be asking about sooty mold.
Look on the underside of the leaves for little bumps those would be the
covers of scale insects.
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