Posted 2w ago by @JesterSeagrape

Anyone have idea how to get rid of this annoying gnats on my fiddle leaf fig soil. I tried neem oil, hydrogen peroxide, and I have those sticky traps…
Do you top or bottom water? I bottom water now after I joined Greg and it has been the best thing for preventing those little guys. I use to just smack them and kill themπŸ˜‚
Fiddle leaf fig: What to do when fungus gnats start attacking your plant

While they’re harmless, fungus gnats can be indicative of a more serious problem. The number-one culprit behind fungus gnats is β€” drumroll please β€” overwatering! True to their name, fungus gnats often feed on fungus in the soil that can grow from overwatering and root rot. When you see them hovering around a specific plant, this may be a sign that you need to cut back on watering that plant.

Step 1: Isolate the affected plant from the rest of your collection to prevent the gnats from laying eggs elsewhere.

Step 2: Repot the affected plant into fresh soil, removing as much of the infected potting mix as possible. Replace it with a sterile, soilless mix if you can β€” organic amendments often attract these flying bugs.

Step 3: When you water your plants, use a method such as bottom watering to ensure you never let your plant sit in water.
@CoolNoblefir Can you explain bottom watering? 😬
@JesterSeagrape I use a clear plastic container and put the amount of water Greg recommends and then set my timer for 30 minutes. Whatever it hasn't absorbed I just save it for my outdoor potted plant. Do you have it in a pot with drainage holes?
@CoolNoblefir my only issue is this plant is quite tall and hard to move . He needs 3 1/2 cups so I don’t think the bottom watering would be possible.
@JesterSeagrape I understand. Mine isn't that big yet.
Beautiful plant btw.😊
Awe thank you…. It’s my first child… πŸ˜†

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