Houseplants forum: Plant (s) you have willfully trashed instead of trying to cure

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Name: Sally
central Maryland
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Nov 5, 2016 10:58 AM CST
I got an African violet for my MIL. I gave it to her while in bloom, then brought it back to my house to recover..After repotting and summering outaide it bloomed again for her. But when I looked and found mealy bugs, I trashed it. Just wasn't worth bringing mealy bugs inside and dealing with them.
What plant have you euthanized?
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Name: Gene Staver
Portage WI 53901 (Zone 5a)
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Nov 5, 2016 12:55 PM CST
Yes, if there are too many bugs it is better to trash the plant & pot. Gene
Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Nov 5, 2016 9:27 PM CST
I do not know what I have in my area or my house....but never in my entire life have I had any bugs on my plants. I am knocking on wood right now.

I had to think hard but I left two Plumeria outside after summer and I told it i was letting old man winter have its way with it. I had it for over 7 yrs and it never bloomed.

I did not bring inside a gasteria. I had it for 15 yrs. It was ugly it kept sticking me and I just did not like it at all.
Name: Laurie b
Western Washington (Zone 7b)
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Nov 5, 2016 9:57 PM CST
I struggle with tossing a plant. It can be a slow grower, or puny because of my Washington sunlight issues. It can never bloom, but it cannot have bugs. It's outahere if it has bugs. I get the heebie jeebies.

Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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Nov 7, 2016 4:00 PM CST
I am slowly euthanizing all the annuals. No need to keep them around.
Weird--but my pink wax Begonias are all still in full bloom...
They are in the sm. round bed at the end of my driveway.

Dug up all my caladiums today. was surprised that I got 15 bulbs out of
the ones I planted. They were in a left-over bags on sale (50%) at the end of
last season. They are all the red ones with the green margins.
More than half of these bulbs had grown into quite larger bulbs. Lovey dubby

Have them all now down in the Shop in a shallow cardboard box covered in very dry, crunched up leaves.
Sally--I relented and brought in the big Queen's Tears. rearranged the plants by my big window in the LR and there she will sit. Also my Braz. Plume...
I did take cuttings from it and cut back the mother plants as well ti just stems. They will sprout from the stems as well as further up

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