Top Questions About Piggyback Plants

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Questions About Piggyback Plants

Asked by
sierrabear34 on
September 19, 2015
Reno NV

Q. Piggyback Plant

I’ve heard that Piggyback plants are highly susceptible to mealybugs? I grow orchids and have been told to keep the mealybugs off my orchids I should grow piggybacks between the orchids. Any truth to this?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 21, 2015

Piggyback Plants are not any more susceptible to Mealybugs than any other indoor green plant.

Good growing conditions and sterile tools when working with your orchids are good practices.
This is best way to prevent insects and diseases.

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Asked by
jenniemason4 on
October 31, 2015
Hobart, Tasmania

Q. Piggyback plant

I have bought seeds to grow a piggyback plant from seeds. Can you advise me on how to do this, please?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 2, 2015

Sow the seeds in starting trays and keep them covered with a sheet of glass or plastic.
Keep the soil moist at all times.
Pot the individual plants when they have 4 to 5 leaves.

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Asked by
bzych06 on
September 18, 2017

Q. Piggyback plants indoors

I purchased two plants, when I got them home I left them alone for one day to adjust then I planted them in a pot, they did not do much in a day or two I made sure it had light and watered properly but one of the plants dies completely the second one keeps having dry crispy leaves and then dies. The baby ones do the same. What am I doing wrong?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 19, 2017
Certified Expert

It seems these are picky about watering. You must make sure that it does not stay wet, or get dry. It must remain moist slightly at all times. Also, this is a shade plant only. It does not do well in bright light. Here is an article on their care:

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