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Asked by sierrabear34 on September 19, 2015
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?

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/piggyback-plant/growing-piggyback-plant.htm

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Asked by jenniemason4 on October 31, 2015
Piggyback Plant

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

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/piggyback-plant/growing-piggyback-plant.htm

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Asked by bzych06 on September 18, 2017
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?

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BushDoctor
Certified GKH Gardening 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:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/piggyback-plant/growing-piggyback-plant.htm

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