Blooming Brilliance: How to rid your houseplants of Fungus Gnats

Blooming Brilliance: How to rid your houseplants of Fungus Gnats

🌱🌼 Welcome, fellow houseplant enthusiasts!

With the arrival of spring, our beloved houseplants are stirring from their winter slumber, but along with longer daylight hours come increased watering needs and the dreaded appearance of those pesky Fungus Gnats! Fear not, for we have some handy tips and tricks to keep your indoor garden thriving organically.

How to rid your houseplants of Fungus Gnats
The secret to tackling Fungus Gnats lies in disrupting their life cycle. These tiny pests can wreak havoc due to their rapid reproduction rates, but with a few simple steps, you can keep them at bay.

Firstly, resist the temptation to water your houseplants in small increments, as this creates the perfect breeding ground for Fungus Gnats. Instead, opt for thorough watering, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. This not only prevents gnats but also promotes healthy root growth.

For an added layer of defence, strategically place Sticky Trap sticks into the soil around your plants. These traps effectively capture adult gnats, helping to reduce their numbers.

How clay pebbles work with houseplants

For a natural and aesthetically pleasing solution, consider adding a layer of Clay Pebbles to the surface of your plant pots. Not only do these pebbles deter Fungus Gnats, but they also serve multiple purposes such as improving drainage and providing additional humidity when used in pebble trays. 

Find them in our houseplant department. 



General Houseplant Care in Spring

Now, let's turn our attention to general houseplant care to ensure they thrive during this growing season. Remember to regularly dust your plant leaves to remove any buildup, allowing for optimal photosynthesis and a healthier environment for both plants and humans alike.

Don't shy away from pruning and repotting as needed – these practices promote vigorous new growth and prevent overcrowding.

And let's not forget feeding time! As your houseplants awaken with new growth, they'll appreciate a nutrient boost. Choose a high-quality fertiliser to support their growth and vitality. Pop in to see our houseplant expert, Karen (you'll find her in our Exmouth store) and she can give you all the advice you need on choosing the correct fertiliser.

So there you have it, fellow plant lovers – with a little care and attention, your indoor garden can flourish this spring. Embrace the joy of nurturing your botanical companions and revel in the beauty they bring to your home. Happy gardening! 🌿✨

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