Q.little black flies all over top of soil
My elephant foot palm has been in storage at a friend’s place for a couple of months while relocating. I think it’s been “over-loved” w/water and has scads of little black flies all over the top of the soil – much like fruit flies. How do I remedy? Also, it is in a bark mulch type soil which should be changed to 1/2 potting soil and sand or cactus soil.
It sounds like you have fungus gnats. Here is an article that will give you more information on these pests and how to deal with them: