As some of you already know I’ve been struggling with gnats infecting my plants. I’ve set yellow sticky Gnat traps as well as a spray treatment. I can see the adult gnats have stuck to many of the traps the ones that didn’t get stuck to cats. In total between the two cats I lost three traps, fur, even whiskers. So, well, you know what they say about cats and curiosity. When using the spray treatment it left the soil looking as though I sprayed glitter in it. The soil sparkled and hopefully killed the larva. I saw in one of my plants a centipede. Those buggers give me the heebie jeebies! I sprayed it directly with the spray as I was all freaked out and hopefully that killed it. I’ve been looking daily and haven’t seen it since. I was also advised to reduce watering. I’m afraid I may have reduced water too much as some of these plants are mad!
This poor lipstick plant. I’m not sure it is going to make it. It is one angry plant I’m not sure what to do for it. Hopefully it can recover from this but it’s not looking good.
Aside from some leaf drop these avocados seem to be holding strong. These guys are gonna be OK. I’m thinking they need re-potted soon though.
This umbrella had seven leaves before treatment. It seems okay now but I’m not sure, I think it lost its leaves to preserve energy from lack of water hoping it will bounce back this guy is slow growing as it is so I guess it will be a long wait to see.
This guy is so close to death its not funny. This polka-dot plant is where I found the centipede. I almost threw it away at that point but I’m going to still try to resuscitate this guy I don’t have too many shade tolerant plants and want to keep it around. Just doesn’t look so pretty right. Sometimes “pretty hurts”.
I’d like to set up my little indoor greenhouse and start my seedlings for spring in the next couple weeks I’m really hoping this is taken care of. I’m going to keep some Gnat traps out see if I’m still catching anything. Going to rearrange them so they are out of kitty reach if there is such a thing as that.
Until next time!