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Top 10 List of Pests That Affect Houseplants

By paulgrow
November 24, 2015

As the outdoor gardening season is winding down in many parts of the country, a lot of us are bringing plants indoors or purchasing houseplants to keep our thumbs green during the winter months. Do you know that most pests that affect houseplants are brought in hitchhiking on other plants? I’ll help you identify many of those pests.

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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Oct 27, 2011 8:10 AM CST
Thank you Paul for the article. I am fairly new to Hostas, just last year I started a hosta garden and planted them all around the house. It was love at first sight, I bought around 95 hostas last year and obviously this could become a nightmare for me. What kind of preventative maintenance can I do to keep these bugs away or at least a lot of them. I have heard mention of seven dust. Only problem I've had this past year was slugs and a rabbit.( I think) Blinking I have slug bait and blood meal.

Susan
Susan

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Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Oct 27, 2011 10:37 AM CST
Slugs are really the only pest that affect Hostas. Divide them every 4-5 eyert years.
They are really a maintenance free plant
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Oct 27, 2011 4:08 PM CST
Iron Phosphate products work well for slugs.

Karen
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
virginiarose
Oct 27, 2011 5:57 PM CST
Thanks Karen, what is it ? Blinking
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood

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