Posted 4w ago by @sydfog

my plant has thrips 😭
my little hope has thrips BAD and i didn’t even realize until like two days ago 🤦 the question that’s swirling my head is if she’s too far gone, or do y’all think i can save her? she’s one of my favorites and she was given to me as a gift, so I’m really hoping but also…it’s bad…
1ft to light, indirect
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 4 days ago
I sprayed my Syngonium HEAVILY 3 times a day. One in the morning, afternoon and night. This removed the thrips in a day. May not work as fast for you but it’ll get them off!!

In a spray bottle:

• 1-2 pumps of dish soap (this makes the leaves slippery and they’ll slide off when sprayed)
•2 tsps of 70% isopropyl
•1 tsp of apple cider vinegar
• fill the rest with water and shake

You want to make sure you coat ALL OF THE LEAVES. If you can, take a hose or your shower head (if you’re doing it inside) and rinse off the leaves and get as many off as you can!!
I mix horticultural oil (mineral, not neem) as directed in water with a couple drops of dish soap and put in a spray bottle. I spray the leaves, stems, and soil surface.
Just a quick question, what is thrips? Never heard of it!
@kscape @QualifiedWoreya thank you! will try this :)
@Nightshade there TINY lil pest bugs that suck the sap out of leaves! there are lots of different kinds (apparently, I’m just finding out!) and they’re killing my lil hope :(
@sydfog Oh no! Wishing luck in getting rid of them!

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