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thetritone
May 11, 2018 8:34 PM CST
I have owned this Adenium for a couple of months now, but recently there is a problem with small flying pests bugging the plant! Any diagnosis and solutions would be very much appreciated : )


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DaisyI
May 11, 2018 8:39 PM CST
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Gnats? That would mean you are keeping the soil WAY too wet.
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Baja_Costero
May 12, 2018 10:49 AM CST

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Put some sticky flypaper nearby at soil level and you will see the number of flying adults drop dramatically. It's not a final solution but it certainly clears the air.

During summer when the plant is leafy you can water much more often, but now while the plant is just coming out of dormancy you probably should exercise more restraint with the water.

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