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Asked by madcarroll on October 30, 2011
Airplane Plants Taking Over Flower Bed

Moved into a house with established beds. The airplane plants were probably once border but now choak out everything I put in the bed. Is there an easy way to get rid of some of them without having to dig up every one. I have a LOT.

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Unfortunately, unless you use a wholesale herbicide, which will also kill any other plants in the bad, your only option is to hand dig or pull them. You can make going a little easier by making sure the bed is well watered before you do so. This will loosen teh soil and make digging or pulling easier and faster.

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Asked by bmran_2010 on July 2, 2015
Caterpillar Eating Airplane Plant

Small black caterpillar that has green sides is eating away at my plant. It’s an indoor plant. How can I get rid of them?

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Remove by hand as many of these catapillers that you can.
Spray the plant with Neem Oil.
I would isolate the plant from others.
Retreat in a week incase there are eggs on the plant.

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