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Questions About Goldfish Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
August 1, 2018

Q. Goldfish plant

My goldfish plant has a sugar like substance all over it. I don’t see any bugs, but the stickiness continues. What can I do to get rid of this?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 12, 2018
A.

This is likely honeydew, a residue from pests.
Treat the plant with Neem Oil.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-honeydew.htm

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Asked by
cynful_lea on
July 4, 2019
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Q. How to plant “Goldfish” plant seeds??

I purchased Goldfish plant seeds but they came with no instructions…I do want to attempt to get them to grow & could use some help in trying this…Any words of wisdom would be greatly appreciated. I do already have an established Goldfish plant that is doing well.
Thank you,
Cynthia

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
July 4, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

Since the goldfish plant is an epiphyte (get most of their moisture and nutrients from air around them), I linked an article about propagating epiphyte plants which tells how to grow them from seed. I also included care of the goldfish plant. Good luck!

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/epiphytes/epiphyte-plant-propagation.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/goldfish-plant/goldfish-hanging-plant.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/epiphytes/adaptations-of-epiphytes.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 3, 2019

Q. What type of pot will the goldfish plant grow in?

This would be indoors with light for plants.

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
August 3, 2019
Certified Expert
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Make sure the container that you use has plenty of drainage and will allow water to leave the container. The plants like to be rootbound, so it doesn't need to be too large, either. These plants are very picky about their growing conditions, but if you mimic what they see in nature, then you will do just fine. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/goldfish-plant/goldfish-hanging-plant.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 1, 2019

Q. My goldfish plant has 5 white things growing on them. They look like round rubbery balls…what are they?

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
September 2, 2019
Certified Expert
Asked by
Anonymous on
January 24, 2020

Q. GOLDFISH PLANT IS LIMP AND LOSING LEAVES

Help! My goldfish plant has started looking very weak lately. It’s losing it’s leaves and the tops of the branches are bent over and sagging. I did see some signs of mealy bugs, which I treated, but that doesn’t seem to have made a difference. I’ve also noticed that the leaves have brown spots on them before they fall off. I’ve had this plant for almost 20 years and I can’t bear to lose her now! Any advice would be appreciated.
Thank you,
Rhonda

Answered by
GKH_Susan on
January 25, 2020
Certified Expert
A.

Perhaps you've already done so, but it would be important to continue to inspect your goldfish plant's leaves very closely (maybe with a magnifying glass) to see if there is any lingering disease. Any leaves showing signs of mold or disease should be clipped off and discarded so they won't infect the rest of the plant. Another round of neem oil treatment might be in order after it's been trimmed. You may also want to note any change of environment that could have affected it. Has there been a change in watering? Improper watering is the reason most houseplants die. Also, since the plant is so long lived, have you occasionally replenished the soil? If not, water may be just passing through and not being absorbed by the plant.

Here's an article that may be of some help. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/goldfish-plant/goldfish-hanging-plant.htm
Best of luck with this.

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