Posted: 25/04/2017 at 20:32
just that really- it's a lovely specimen, about 5ft tall now, bought as a titchy thing for a fiver, from Woolies, 9 years ago!
I'm very fond of it. It has always been very healthy and done well. I feed it in spring and summer, repot every 3 years or so, give it a good misting now and again.
It's in a very bright room, with a little direct morning sun too.
Past few weeks I'd noticed several leaves browning and falling off, but put it down to the usual yearly regeneration it goes through.
However today, to my horror, I noticed mottling on several leaves, abd a small, whiteish grub like thing at the very base of many stems (always on the underside and only one per leaf).
They look gross and once the lead has dried, the White grub seems to go.
I'm nit good with houseplant pests - could anyone cast any light please?
Sorry but I'm unable take a photo at the moment.
there is no stickiness on the leaves, by the way.