Can this schefflera be saved?
July 16, 2014 1:49 PM Subscribe
I have a large (4' tall) schefflera in my office that has been infested with aphids for a few years now. At the recommendation of a coworker, I tried half-heartedly to get rid of them one time over the course of a few weeks by spraying the leaves with a mixture of dish soap and water, but this was way too time-intensive given that I do not care about this plant at all, and I'm not sure it helped, anyway. The thing is, I feel guilty letting it slowly die an aphid-ridden death.
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Is there something I can purchase to spray on this plant that will kill these things? I have tried googling but everyone seems really interested in all-natural methods and what have you. I do not care about that kind of thing at all. This plant is in a corner by itself and I don't need to eat it or anything; I just want it to not have bugs all over it, while expending the least amount of effort to make that happen. It stresses me out knowing they're over there, clinging to the leaves and leaving behind their gross sticky residue.