Bringing in plants.

bryansdaOctober 29, 2012

I need some advice. I have a big hanging outdoor plant I need to bring in before it freezes. What do I do to make sure no bugs come in with it, mainly spiders? I will admit I have the blackest thumb in the state of Ky and can't believe the plant is still alive. I'm going to try my best to keep it alive over the winter.

Thank you for your help.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'll be happy to offer suggestions but not without knowing what kind of plant it is. If you don't know the name, a good picture will do the job.

Post the picture here or send to my email.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 1:12PM
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Yes, a picture, or the name of the plant would be helpful to us, to help you. Besides, is this a plant that will survive the indoors???

Give us more info please.


    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 1:58PM
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It's a purple wondering jew. I hope that helps.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 5:20PM
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Ok, I looked at where you live.. it's in the United States. I live in Oklahoma, and it stays out here, and survives the winter just fine.

oopes, just googled, and it says, it is a houseplant.

I only know the outside plant, with purple leaves, and like I said, it does fine outside even over the winter.


    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 5:57PM
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These plants are hardy and do well in low light indoors. Be prepared to squish any bugs that may crawl out of the pot.

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 6:10PM
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you can put a tsp of dish soap into a watering can filled with water and water the plant til the water runs out the bottom. it will chase out any critters in the soil and won't harm the plant. spray the leaves with a solution of the soapy water to get any bugs off of them. good luck!! :)

    Bookmark   October 29, 2012 at 6:14PM
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Thank you for the help.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 11:36AM
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