My African Violet just collapsed, on inspection i found tiny maggots between the root head and the leaf stems (some were up the inside the stems) what are these things and how to prevent them please. Thanks Taffy.


  • HexagonHexagon Posts: 515
    edited 10 July
    They look like vine weevil grubs to me!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 53,790
    Hexagon said:
    They look like vine weevil grubs to me!
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,916
    They can be a real nuisance, Tony, and more prevalent on potted plants. Nematodes seem to be the best way forward in dealing with them.
    Chuck those for the birds to eat too, and if you can clean all the soil from the plant roots, and re pot, it might be ok. Keep an eye out each day for any more that emerge.
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  • tony williams2tony williams2 Posts: 224
    Hi, I always spray for them in The greenhouse but never gave indoor plants a thought ! Duh
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