The stickiness of the leaves is the first thing noted by many novice growers when growing petunias. If you notice that their colors, it is unnecessary to panic, because for most varieties of petunias this is the norm. It is worth noting that there are species of Petunia, the leaves of which are so sticky that they attract dust and small debris, which look very unpresentable. Such flowers need weekly "soul." If your flowers are not "sticky classes", however, the leaves at some time become sticky, then you need to identify the causes of what is happening, otherwise the plants will get sick and drop buds that will lead to their death.
Petunias have sticky leaves: what to do
Often sticky substance on the leaves of plants is a result of their infection by any pests. Aphids are the most common insect on petunias. Look at the colors, if you see small black, green or grey bugs, it is in your case a treatment plant will consist of treatment of seedlings of special industrial preparations from aphids or homemade infusions on the basis of tobacco dust, ash and other things. Of industrial well established "Akhtar", "Cemitas", "Konfidor" and "Decis", and from folk - infusions tomato and potato leaves, garlic, ash, which added a little liquid or soap.
As the stickiness of the leaves of this plant appears mainly due to the destruction of aphids, it is important to use preventive measures against these pests. We all know that the parasites settle on weak plants, therefore it is necessary to give the flowers enough light and have to be watered and fed. In addition, feeding flowers will help to boost immunity, so they have a positive impact on the size and number of buds. When watering petunias, remember that excessive soil moisture is much worse than lack of watering, as in waterlogged soil, there is a risk of infection of flowers by fungal diseases.