If there are bugs coming out of the soil on my bonsai what does that mean?
These insects are tiny and can fly. They look like gnats, are they a danger to my bonsai?
SHould I just get a new pot, soil and fertilizer?
From [url=https://www.extension.umn.edu/projects/yardandgarden/AAMG/houseplants/fungusgnats.html]this site[/url]Ways to discourage fungus gnat infestations are:
Ã‚Â· Do not overwater your potted plants. Allow the soil to dry between waterings and provide good drainage.
Ã‚Â· If plants are summered outdoors, check the soil of plants before taking them back indoors for adult gnats or their larvae.
Ã‚Â· Prevent indoor entry of gnats by caulking leaky windows and doors before August, since this is generally the time that they are drawn indoors.
Ã‚Â· Place yellow sticky traps on the soil surface to trap the gnats. They can be obtained at a local garden store.
Ã‚Â· Place potato slices on the surface of the potting media. The lavae are attracted to it. After four days, remove the potato slices with the larvae.
Ã‚Â· Use B.T. i, Bacillus thuringiensis subspecies Israelensis, sometimes called Gnatrol or Knock-out Gnats. It is a natural disease for the fungus gnats which kills the larvae of the gnat. It can be purchased at larger garden stores and from some garden catalogs such as "Gardens Alive".
It is difficult to answer those questions. Most likely I have not used the product you purchased and without an idea of the composition of the soil you are referring to any response on my part would be speculation. If your soil is as we SUSPECT, you have not posted any photos, most any bonsai soil would be an improvement, but again this is speculation.Does the spray just take time to work like the average perscription drug?
Was it bad that I sprayed the plant at night?
I'm going to change the soil today, into this inorganic tropical bonsai mix that I bought would that be fine, or too risky?
Nothing to apologize for, sometimes this medium makes effective communication difficult.I'm sorry for the misunderstanding,
I hope, and suspect, that what you mean is that you have used the double watering technique when the plant needs to be watered.the only thing I've done to it was water it about twice a day every now and then till the water drains out from the bottom
Despite the name of the insect, unless you have more than one problem, you do not have a fungal disease.it worried me because of the "fungus" part of the name and the fact that some of the leaves were literally rotting black and white.
If you take a look at the link I posted earlier it notes that they don't do a whole lot of damage unless they are present in large quantities. This is in line with what Randy has suggested, that the cure may have been worse than the disease. Have you tried the potato lure method yet?I researched something on a website that said that larva that grows in organic soil has the ability to absorb and feed off nurients which could sometimes turn leaves yellow.
Good move although, as I'm sure you realize, it would have been better to have your lighting on hand before the plant arrived.As for the lighting, I've just recieved my light bulb in the mail today. The tree is next to it and happily going through photosynthesis
You're welcome and sorry that we were not of more help to you. Please post the pictures, they may help us help you.Thank you all for your help I appreciate it. I'll post up before and after photos tonight.