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zeeshan

A passionate beginner. Love houseplants. Learning the basics of plant care with help of this amazing GT community.

Aspidistra elatior

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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zeeshan

New shoot growing. Meanwhile I can see very tiny white bugs moving in the soil in this pot. Not sure what to do about it.

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suzyw

This is why I'm a bit afraid of houseplants. I can cope with bugs in the garden, not sure about indoors. Will you have to repot it?

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zeeshan

@suzyw I don't know. Can't I just spray some pesticide?

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suzyw

If you don't want to spray anything chemical based indoors, what about putting a garlic clove in the pot?

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zeeshan

@suzyw You know what I did. Removed all the soil. Rinsed the roots. Repotted and buried a clove of garlic in the new soil. Might have killed it with that but feeling like a pro 😎

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lovestogarden

And sounding like a pro @zeeshan !

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zeeshan

@lovestogarden 😂😂

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zeeshan

@suzyw Can I put a garlic clove in each plant as a preventive measure?

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gjones

Can't help with this problem but the plant looks healthy!

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suzyw

I think you could. It seems to be the one thing that repels all insects. The only thing that stops me using it outdoors is I don't want to kill off any beneficial bugs, but indoors that's not a problem. I'm sure you haven't killed it. If you have, you can blame me 😂

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zeeshan

@gjones So were its roots. Felt like plastic 😄

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zeeshan

Thanks @suzyw It feels so good when you have someone to blame ;)

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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zeeshan

#dayoftheleaf

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brightcolours

#aspidistra

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brightcolours

A very good plant for beginners!!! They're tough. 😊

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zeeshan

@brightcolours Difficult plants, on the other hand, make you make more mistakes and hence learn fast 😄

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2016
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brightcolours

#aspidistra #indoorplant

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