Plant Tips and Tricks

Can you really catch more flies with honey than with vinegar?

A common problem with office plants is an infestation of Fungus gnats. Fungus gnats are small, dark-colored flies that jump and fly across the office plant potting soil surface. Studies show that gnats are attracted to vinegar. Fill a jar almost to the top with vinegar, poke several small holes in the lid and then set it out.

Check plants for common insects

The most common insects that attack plants indoors are mealy bugs, scale, and mites. Inspect the your plant's leaves regularly for these pests.

Change your potting soil annually

Once a year change the soil in all your office plants to renew the nutrients in the soil. If the roots are in a tight tangle, it's a sign that you need to upgrade to a bigger pot.

Don't place your Fig trees in a drafty area

Avoid placing fig tree in areas with drafts or temperature fluctuations. Southern or Western exposure to natural light, supplemented with fluorescent or incandescent artificial light in the office is best for this plant.

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