I was watching a Summer Rayne Oakes video where she said that once you have pests, it’s pretty much impossible to 100% eradicate them.

If you only have a few plants that’s maybe not the case, but I have… a lot.

It actually really helped my mindset, because now I’m much more diligent about dusting leaves, keeping an eye out for damage, and not panicking.

I have a Calathea that has spider mites atm, and it’s doing ok. Rather than spraying bug killer all the time, I just moved it into my bedroom (where it can be in quarantine) and I shower it and wipe the leaves down regularly. The mites keep coming back, but in smaller numbers each time.

Writer, blogger. Rabbit parent to one. Plant parent to many. Occasional runner, jigsaw puzzle enthusiast.

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