I bring my jade plants in... #226748 - Ask Extension


I bring my jade plants in... #226748

Asked February 05, 2015, 8:52 AM EST

I bring my jade plants in during the winter, this year they seem to have brought in gnats/fruit flies. How do I get rid of these flying pests???

Berkshire County Massachusetts

Expert Response

It is possible that what you have are fungus gnats which breed in damp soil of houseplants or the saucer beneath the houseplant. Allow the soil of your jade plant to dry out completely between waterings. http://extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_images/programs/hgic/Publications/HG60_IPM_Series_Hous...

http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/fungus-gnats-houseplants  vw

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