Sick orange tree

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by froggirl, May 29, 2006.

  1. froggirl

    froggirl Feelin' Froggy

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    Not sure where to post this so I thought I'd try here. Maybe one of you in a warmer climate can help me with this one. I have a miniature orange tree (tiny oranges on a tiny tree--not edible) that I bought when I went into town to buy my wedding dress 7 years ago...I'm pretty attached to the darn thing but it's developed a very messy problem: it seems to be weeping sticky sap like stuff. It started after I transplanted it into a new, larger pot. It looks like it's sweating the stuff from it's leaves and it makes a mess all over everything under the branches. Any ideas what's happening?
    Thanks!
    --f.g.
     
  2. A.T. Hagan

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    Examine the leaves and twigs very closely. Use a magnifying glass if necessary. I suspect you have an aphid or scale problem.

    .....Alan.
     

  3. froggirl

    froggirl Feelin' Froggy

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    I'll do that, thanks! If I do have the scale or aphids how to I cure it?
    --f.g.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

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    This is for dooryard citrus and not container citrus but it should still be able to serve you.

    Control of Insects, Mites and Diseases of Florida's Dooryard Citrus Trees
    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/XC002

    .....Alan.