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United Kingdom
May 6, 2018 12:43 PM CST
I have noticed that, over a really short time, my jade plant and Easter cactus have had chucks go missing. My e.c completed lost the top portion of one of its leaves. Before, my jade had random holes straight through its leaf as though something had buried through it despite there being no sign of pests.
I had begun spraying my e.c with a light mist of water over the past week but not my jade plant. I also have allowed them around a week between waterings, in which I thoroughly water them.
Any help would be appreciated.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
May 6, 2018 12:50 PM CST
Snails or slugs ???
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: Will Creed
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May 6, 2018 2:39 PM CST
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Name: Paula Benyei
NYC suburbs (Zone 6b)
May 7, 2018 3:46 AM CST

You ever get field mice in the house when the seasons change?
if you can't see any bugs, but the trauma is this noticeable and it happens all at once- like overnight- its fine Friday and its damaged Saturday - could be a mouse
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United Kingdom
May 10, 2018 5:15 AM CST
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No mice and the plants never go outside because my climate is too cold and rainy. I live in a flat.
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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
May 10, 2018 8:22 AM CST
Some crawly bug/worm.
Dust top of soil with some Diatomasous Earth, or boric acid.

Really, I wouldn't do anything, unless it's severe. Bug/worm is probably long gone.
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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