prayer plant

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by maxine1367, May 10, 2007.

  1. maxine1367

    maxine1367 Member

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    I have a prayer plant that has suddenly started to wilt and looks like it is dying. Upon investigating further, I have found that the plant itself has ants in it and I am guessing they are down into the roots. Does anyone have a suggestion on how to treat the plant to get rid of the ants without killing the plant itself.
     
  2. globalist1789

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    I can't imagine that the ants would be the problem. They could be eating aphids or mold or something. Never heard of ants eating a houseplant. If there is a whole nest of ants there you would have no questions about it (there would be hundreds of ants).

    Wilting can be due to a lot of things. What are your watering habits?
     
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    chimera Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Maybe the ants are in the roots, could look at the roots, possibly drown them by putting the plant in a bucket of water outside.
     
  4. Rima

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    Immerse the pot under water for 15 mins. No more (live) ants.
     

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