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Snails? A problem with clivia?

Posted by teisa 7 (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 12, 13 at 7:03

I was graciously gifted a few wonderful younger Clivias. I have them under my covered porch where they are getting indirect sun. All are doing good, except I've noticed one had traces of snail/slug slime on the plant and 1/2 of one leaf was destroyed. Is slugs a problem for young leaves? And anyone have a remedy for them?


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RE: Snails? A problem with clivia?

Hi Teisa,
For sure slugs/snails will go for Clivia. I keep my plants up off the ground for that very reason.

I went over to the Hosta forum and they recommend one part vinegar (or ammonia) to ten of water as a soil drench. I haven't tried it, but figured if anyone knew how to control slugs it would be the Hosta fanatics. ;-)

Good luck!
Gail


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RE: Snails? A problem with clivia?

Ok thank you Gail. They don't seem to like to munch on my older Clivia. But I had one of the younger ones have one leaf demolished! :(. They must enjoy the young tender leaves!

I had read about the ammonia in a squirt bottle and beer as bait! Mine were sitting on a back porch! I've just got a new table (yay) for Dad. But I've got to get stain on it this weekend! This will too surely help.

Thanks for your help. Hope all is well in Michigan!

-Teisa


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RE: Snails? A problem with clivia?

If you make coffee with coffee beans don't throw the grinded coffee a way after you have made coffee. Throw it around your clivias.on the ground. There is still some caffeine in the used coffee. Caffeine and snails does not go well together.


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