Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How to Prevent Ant Infestation in Potted Plants?

This is one of my frustrations in life...to grow plants. If given a chance to wish for some things I wanted to have, is for me to have that "green thumb". I have been wanting to grow plants ever since but plants keep on dying on me. I have tried several kinds of easy to manage plants, but still no luck! 

It's either it will dry up easily even I invest the time of watering it and putting it outside to air and absorb sun that it needed. Most of the plants I have tried are indoor plants, for the reason of space allocation and time since most of the time we are not at home. But, still, it frustrates me that I cannot grow a single plant! 

About a month ago, when we went to the public market, we saw some potted plants, different types, and colors of succulent, with my eagerness and trying my luck spirit I bought one. It is not that special looking succulent plant but I convinced myself to give it a try.

For Php60 including the plastic pot, we brought home this succulent. The placed it outside on the second day until today and watering it twice a week. I think it is surviving in my care...I felt relieved and happy inside because I am noticing that the height is increasing with the leaves at the bottom layer is drying and falling out every time I checked it. 

Until yesterday I noticed the there's a trail of red ants crawling at the base of the pot when I shook the pot ginormous amount of red ants fell from the pot including some soil...I felt sad. I am looking at this pot to die in the near future because of this infestation. 

Now I am on the hunt for ways to prevent this, I will be looking at some articles for tips that I can use. I hope I am not too late to do this, if not this will break my heart, for a plant to die again because of ants! 

I will update this blog post in the coming days of whatever remedy I can find online. 

Thanks for reading. xoxo