What’s this on my Olive Tree – House Plant Journal

What’s this on my Olive Tree

Plant: Arbequina olive tree

How long have you had the plant? 6 months to 1 year


I only noticed the substance on the leaves this week when I went to water it recently:

The entire plant:


Your plant has a MAJOR scale infestation.  I would seriously consider throwing away the plant unless you are prepared to spend months trying to control the scale population – with a very small chance of full eradication.

The general methods of fighting scale are described HERE.

If you decide to fight it, for your specific situation, I would highly recommend pruning off severely infested branches – that would cut the population down significantly.  I will stress it again – if you fight it, you will be fighting it for months so this plant better be extremely special.

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