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Q.My Outdoor Jade Plant Has Tiny Ants On The Pot, In The Soil And On The Plant Itself. What Should I Do

Zone 33825 | Katheryn H added on May 14, 2023 | Answered

The plant is fairly large and sits outside on my small porch. It gets partial direct sun since there is a large oak tree nearby. My main concern is the ants. Would a normal ant killer also kill the plant? is there remedy you would recommend?

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Answered on May 15, 2023

There are many, natural, ways to go about this! Among my favorites are Citrus extracts, black pepper, and home-made insecticidal soaps! There are quite a few things that you can do, though. This article will help:


If the ants are, in fact, farming aphids, then this article will help you to get rid of those:


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