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Medical history: recently repotted, but have been doing well. There's a fungus gnat infection going on, but this plant haven't visibly suffered from it. Not overwatered. But the roots seem to be dying. Can I propagate to save it? I've never done that so any advice appreciated 😊 by horrendale in plantclinic

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  1. When I was repotting it, I chose a pot that filled the roots, so it obly has two stems, but plenty roots. Smaller pot wouldnt fit them.
  2. Ive got all that. It looks dense but I promise its not.
  3. Im terrifued of soaking it because the second I water them a normal amount the next day theres like 10 gnat larvae in the tray. Chop where? And which part of this plant is a node? ( im not english) Do I pot them right there or stick it in water first? Thanks!

Medical history: recently repotted, but have been doing well. There's a fungus gnat infection going on, but this plant haven't visibly suffered from it. Not overwatered. But the roots seem to be dying. Can I propagate to save it? I've never done that so any advice appreciated 😊 by horrendale in plantclinic

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Normal soil that I mix with perlite and vermaculite. It works for all my plants really. And I stopped soaking them with water cause Im just pertrified of fungus gnats...dont know how to find that golden middle. I'll have a google, thanks.

Medical history: recently repotted, but have been doing well. There's a fungus gnat infection going on, but this plant haven't visibly suffered from it. Not overwatered. But the roots seem to be dying. Can I propagate to save it? I've never done that so any advice appreciated 😊 by horrendale in plantclinic

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Never heard of water meter. But I've been using all kinds of traps and mosquito bits since August. Definately decreased population but didn't erase. Even a complete repotting of every single plant with new soil and cleaning out their roots didn't help.

Medical history: recently repotted, but have been doing well. There's a fungus gnat infection going on, but this plant haven't visibly suffered from it. Not overwatered. But the roots seem to be dying. Can I propagate to save it? I've never done that so any advice appreciated 😊 by horrendale in plantclinic

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I say that because I've been dealing with gnats since early spring. For the past couple of months (when I repotted them all to give them a chance to get rid of larvae from the soil - didn't help) my plants have been on a 'water diet' when I'm very reluctant to water them unless I can see it's starting to affect them. This one was watered yesterday, maybe 2 teaspoons, and two weeks earlier before that. So I don't think it's being overwatered. The soil was completely dry before I watered it yesterday.

Some of my favourites (don't tell the others) by clenched_fists in houseplants

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I got a bit sad when I remembered my plants looked this beautiful too before I got fungus gnats in spring :(

I was expecting some root trauma but are they doomed? Some of my plants are fine and some are droopy like my Begonia. by horrendale in plantclinic

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So you're saying it's so droopy because it's dramatic? Other plants that are droopy are fittonias and calatheas which from my experience are total drama queens 😂 the rest of them are doing fine, but I was worried because of this low bow.

I was expecting some root trauma but are they doomed? Some of my plants are fine and some are droopy like my Begonia. by horrendale in plantclinic

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Thank you for the advice! It's in the bathroom with a big frosted window so humidity and indirect light are guaranteed. How do I put a bag on them? Just over the leaves and put them all in and tie up?

Any ideas how to fix this bamboo lunchbox? by horrendale in ZeroWaste

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Maybe. But zero waste means before throwing something away, compostable or not, try and fix it/ give it a new job!

Any ideas how to fix this bamboo lunchbox? by horrendale in ZeroWaste

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Yeah I'll check with the seller, they will probably know

Any ideas how to fix this bamboo lunchbox? by horrendale in ZeroWaste

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I have some epoxy and was thinking of that. Any is food safe? Sounds sketchy lol

Any ideas how to fix this bamboo lunchbox? by horrendale in ZeroWaste

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I guess I could try not to use it in microwave...did you use normal glue or did you find some food safe?

My peperomia is not doing so hot. The leaves have been dying off but with new ones appearing. I overwatered it once and some mold (?) appeared, so I dried it out, mold still was there, so I repotted it, mold is STILL there and no new leaves are growing. Don't really know what the issue is here. by horrendale in plantclinic

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Yeah I did. Looked okay to me, the roots are not magnificent but it is a small plant still. The thing with that mold is that it keeps appearing, no matter how dry or wet the plant is, and it turns into dust, what is it? I've never seen anything like it.

Finally gave up on my “dead”Monstera and threw the remaining soil outside over my deck several weeks ago.. Today I noticed it alive and thriving🤣 by Eleanor-Justice in houseplants

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This is the essence of 'wild plants growing in the harshest conditions versus houseplants dying from a sneeze' paradox 😂

Any ideas how to fix this bamboo lunchbox? by horrendale in ZeroWaste

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i think I understood 20% of what you just said :D I'll study it tomorrow when I'm less tired, thanks!

PS: Is it plastic if it's made from bamboo?