re: Problems with money tree

re: Problems with money tree

I'm back, and incase you don't recall, I recently got a money tree and some other plants, and my money tree's leaves have been slowly disappearing... Previous message: Hi, I'm new here and new to plants in general. Several days ago we bought a Money Tree from Target, and when we bought it it had this white stuff on most of the leaves. This morning several of the leaves look damaged. I'm kinda new to caring for plants, especially 'foreign' plants, so I'm wondering what/why this is (both the white stuff and the leaves being destroyed) and what should I do about it? Is it something serious enough I should move it away from the other plants (contagious?) I took some pictures: Some of the white stuff Some of the damaged leaves More of the damaged leaves An underside shot, showing a little bit of the white stuff around the edges More white stuff More white stuff and a bit of the damaged leaves More damaged leaves More of both Where it resides It's ontop of our entertainment stand next to our Bonsai Japanese Juniper, and on the other side are two vases of Lucky Bamboo. The thing in the middle is fake. They're there because our apartment faces north by north-west and doesn't get much sun. Usually between 4pm to 6pm the sun peeks around the building and gives some direct sunlight to the entertainment stand and the plants. This is the best place I could find indoors that gives the plants direct sunlight. The rest of the day the plants receive indirect sunlight from that window (I leave the blinds open 24/7 to make sure they get as much sun as possible.) Any help or opinions are greatly appreciated. Also some help/resources on caring for our various new plants (we got the Bonsai from a street vendor a few days before we bought the Money Tree and Bamboo.) Thanks Anyway, I have a possible lead on my disappearing leaf problem... I caught a bug (of the flying variety) flying around the plant, but I don't know what it is... Here's some pics: http://nilk.net/pics/bug1.jpg http://nilk.net/pics/bug1.png (higher quality) http://nilk.net/pics/bug2.jpg http://nilk.net/pics/bug2.png (higher quality) (same bug, different angle) Could this be what's eating my leaves? How can I rid my plant/apartment of these? Good news is though, the tree seems healthy enough to grow new leaves: http://nilk.net/pics/plant.jpg http://nilk.net/pics/plant.png (higher quality) Aint it cute? :p Anyway, any help with the possible bug problem would be greatly appreciated, thanks! PS. I've got enough suggestions about the white spots to take care of it. I'm actually just talking about the bug this time. :p
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