I have had this schefflera for a week and only now realised it has a bug.. i took a photo of the bug and of the leaves it ate. I washed it well in the shower and cut out the leaves seemingly affected. Now I am hoping someone can tell me what to do next or if they know what this bug is...please help!
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet. Texas (Zone 8a) Quitter's never Win
You can use a small amount of dish soap and spray the leaves on the top and bottom. I use cold pressed neem on my plants and spray every 3 days for a total of 12 days to make sure i get the fresh hatched eggs..
NOT A EXPERT! Just a grow worm! I never met a plant I didn’t love.✌
Name: Big Bill Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a) GROW ORCHIDS!!!
I am sorry to disagree but I do not think that that bug did that damage in a week!
I think that you bought that plant with a serious false spider mite infestation. They feed on the undersides of leaves. That plant should not have been kept around available for purchase. The vendor should be more responsible!
I would have returned it immediately!
Orchid lecturer, teacher and judge. Retired Wildlife Biologist. Supervisor of a nature preserve up until I retired.