Houseplants forum→Please help me with my new Stromanthe Triostar!

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ariannabiz
May 12, 2020 2:36 AM CST
Hello! Four days ago I purchased my first stromanthe triostar and it seemed very healthy but with lots of brown and crispy edges so I cut these edges off. Then yesterday I started seeing few little white worms on the soil and I panicked. I took the plant out of the nursery pot: it was so root bounded but there weren't a lot of those worms. I put it in a larger pot, I sprayed some neem oil on the soil and put some granular worm insecticide. Finally I watered it thoroughly with only rain water, let it drain and put it back in its spot. I keep the plant near a north facing window so I think the light is ok. Since yesterday evening after the repot some leaves started to curl a little, I tried to increase the humidity with the humidifier but it wasn't working. This morning nothing changed and I misted it being careful to not let too much water sitting on the leaves. But again nothing changed. I don't know what to do anymore. Am I already killing her? Please help me Crying
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WillC
May 13, 2020 8:22 AM CST
The roots are the most critical part of any plant. What has changed is the environment around the roots, primarily the repotting, but also the addition of neem and insecticide.

How much of the original soil did you remove when you repotted?
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ariannabiz
May 14, 2020 4:19 AM CST
WillC said:The roots are the most critical part of any plant. What has changed is the environment around the roots, primarily the repotting, but also the addition of neem and insecticide.

How much of the original soil did you remove when you repotted?


I removed a bit of soil and probably I shouldn't have...but actually I moved the plant into another room with less light and more humidity and it looks like it's getting better. Fingers crossed!

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