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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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zeeshan

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

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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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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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hayleyaj

Sometimes they arrive in the compost. I'd do what was suggested and buy a new bag of houseplant compost to repot it 😃

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hayleyaj

Also make a garlic tonic to water your plants as this will repel them to you can mist them with it too. 👍

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zeeshan

I will. Thanks @hayleyaj

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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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