Posted 3w ago by @user6cefb3bc

Has anyone had a millipede issue with their plants?
The mature snake plant that I’ve had for over a year has recently started having a millipede issue. A relative plant sat for me over the summer and they became a problem then though I only found out recently. If anyone has any tips or knowledge on this I would really appreciate it. #PlantsMakePeopleHappy #SnakePlant
8” pot
Last watered 1 week ago
I would suggest using some Diatomaceous Earth, a powdery substance that kills crawling pests on contact, in the water saucer and on the surface of the soil. Do so when the soil is dry and allow it to remain dry for a week or so to let the powder take effect! I would also suggest an insecticidal soap/spray to treat the leaves and the pot itself!
Millipedes eat detritus, so they’re not harmful to healthy plants. In fact, they’re part of a natural clean up crew. If you don’t want them around, you may just want to let the soil dry out a bit. If there are a lot of them, it may be worth it to just repot the plant and remove as much of the old soil as possible. I actually had millipedes in a bioactive vivarium for a couple of years, and they never did any harm.
I totally agree with @ESylvanus (nice to see you around again!).
@ESylvanus Thank you so much! I really appreciate it
They aren't harmful to your plants!!! They are actually kinda good bc they eat all the dead stuff/bacteria out of the soil. Leave them be and let them help 😊
Those are the good buggies.. leave them be.. even tho they make my skin crawl. I stick them back in my plants when I see one making a run for it πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ’šπŸŒ±
Good to know!

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