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Ants on Thunbergia grandiflora

Zone Columbus, Ohio Zone 6a | Anonymous added on June 15, 2018 | Answered

I recently purchased a Thunbergia grandiflora vine. It will remain in a pot since I live in zone 6a. There are a lot of ants on it. Can I spray it with insecticidal soap or is the plant sensitive to such treatment? I don't want to lose it. What is the best way to control the ants? Also, when it gets too cold to remain outside, can I cut it back and overwinter it indoors in an unheated garage or in my heated basement? Overwintering care? Thanks.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on June 16, 2018

Ants are naturally attracted to the flowers on your vine.
This link will help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/keeping-ants-off-flowers.htm

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