I live in the Denver area and got a Philodendron for indoors, over the
summer. It has a dual T8 light over it, with good spectrum, so it gets plenty
But it's slowly started having problems. Yellowing leaves and the good leaves
are getting a few spots of white fuzzy stuff in the middle of some of them,
and some sappy glossy stuff on them.
Anyone know what this might be?
You might have an insect infestation, possibly mealy bugs or scale.
This happens with house plants since the natural predators of those
insects cannot reach them.
Try dabbing the fuzzy spots with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol.
David E. Ross
Climate: California Mediterranean, see
Fungus gnats? We cant seem to get them out of the house. They get in the
house plant soil and the sink and tub drains. Makes us crazy.
Is there something we can put in the soil and sinks and tub drains that kills
This question seems unrelated to the first, is it a second question?
Mealy bug and scale are not fungi and are unrelated to gnats in your house.
What you see if your plant has those pests are exudations produced from
other insects. If you are still unsure what you have use google images to
find some pics of these suggestions and compare.
David (not Ross)
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