I have a potted bird of paradise plant. It seems to be growing quite nicely it has gotten one new leaf and is currently growning a second one... However, two of the smaller leaves on the outside of the plant have withered and died. They turned brown and just died so I pulled them off the base of the plant quite easily.
I recently had a gnat infestation... It was really bad! I used insectide and fungicide and then also sticky paper around the plant to catch the adult gnats. The gnats are no longer a problem. I have only noticed 2 gnats since then. But then I dug around the plant to see if the roots had root rot the soil is slightly damp but gets wetter as I go deeper and in doing so I found a LOT of worms. They look reddish, some are big some are very small. I pulled out about 20 of them and I didnt go all the way down. They seem to be deeper in the soil.
Are these bad for my plant? Did these worms cause two of my leaf shoots to die? Or maybe it was traumatized from the gnats?