Ants in my indoor nepenthes

monabegonia(5)April 19, 2013

I recently obtained an unknown nepenthes from a friend who got it from a friend. The problem is it has ants in the soil in its pot! They are currently contained in a ziplock bag but I grow in my house so the plant can't come out of that bag until I have a solution to the ants! if possible I would prefer a soil drenching insecticide but maybe transplant into new medium and careful cleaning is the only option? Thanks for the guidance, I am really not a carnivorous plant expert and I really want this beautiful plant to make it!

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Just submerge the whole thing, roots especially, in a bucket of water. Get rid of any media the plant was potted is/is around the roots and repot the entire thing. Ants can't swim and the Nepenthes will be fine. It should get repotted in fresh media if it was infested anyway.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2013 at 6:51PM
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