Ask a Question forum: Worms in banana tree (musa bajoo) pot

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Virginia (Zone 7a)
Mar 10, 2017 9:55 AM CST
Got it yesterday and I now see these worms.

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Are they bad for the plant? I have insecticidal soap.
As a different note the pot doesn't seem to have enough soil in it some maybe I should add some on top or on the bottom.

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Name: Christine
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Mar 10, 2017 10:00 AM CST
I would return it and have them give you another one,IMHO
Virginia (Zone 7a)
Mar 10, 2017 10:58 AM CST
Bought it from a person and this was the only small sized one she had. But what are those? Worms, larvae, centipedes?
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Mar 10, 2017 1:34 PM CST
If you're sure they're not just roots, repot. Remove the old soil, replace with new.
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Mar 10, 2017 1:57 PM CST

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If you are referring to that small little white/grey creature as indicated; I think it's just a millipede of some sort. I have ones like that (but dark brown) scurrying all over my garden in between the leaf litter.

Virginia (Zone 7a)
Mar 10, 2017 2:10 PM CST
OK should I apply insecticidal soap?
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Mar 10, 2017 2:17 PM CST
You could just pick the thing out and discard it. I doubt it will do much damage, if any, to the plant. Some insecticidal soap or a sprinkling of diatomaceous earth would keep them down.
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