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Ants nest in potted palm

Ilona.SIlona.S Posts: 162
Hello have just tried to repot my palm into a bigger pot to discover an Ants nest in it .The palm seems ok growing green from the top but I have cut dead fronds off.Am I on to a loser here with the ant situation or is it worth potting on? Cheers


  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 2,586
    You do need to get the ants nest out.
    When you take it out you need to clean as much of the compost as you can from the roots to remove as many ants as you can. Check that you don't leave any eggs behind.
    Give it new compost not the old infested one.
    We had a plant that was in the ground and doing really badly.On digging it up we found what you did. Have cleaned it and for now potted it in a pot and looks great and growing a lot better.
  • Ilona.SIlona.S Posts: 162
    Thanks bertr-mabel
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