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Posted 7M ago by @MovingMikimiki

I ended up getting gnats in my plants- long sordid story but I did change out the potting soil,twice but now he seems lifeless - I do live in a house that is always cold but I get lots of sun- does anyone have any ideas on how to perk him up again?
6ft to light, direct
8” pot with drainage
Last watered 8 months ago
Ficus are very fickle about their water. And temp. If it’s too cold, maybe put a heating pad near the pot . When you water, be sure to saturate then allow to drain completely. Let the soil dry out before next watering. Put a finger 2-3 inches into the soil and if you feel moisture, wait
You didn’t have to change the soil. You could have treated it with mosquito bits tea and over time, it would’ve killed the gnat larvae in the soil. It’s probably still in shock from being reported twice. You can give it SuperThrive plant vitamins to help with the shock as well. As long as the mix is well draining & it’s getting indirect sunlight, it should perk back up.
@Steeze365daily & if what’s in your card is correct, then 6ft is too far from the window in my opinion. Mines is about 2 feet from the window, and it’s thriving. Hope that helps.
I use a drop of dish soap in my water each time I water. That kills the Knat larvae. I also bought Torro apple traps. I use apple cider vinegar and a drop of dish soap in them to trap any knots flying around. This works great. Good Luck

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