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What Is Eating The Stalk (at The Dirt Level) Of My Pothos?

Zone Brea, CA | breawoodze5 added on November 8, 2019 | Answered

I have a greenhouse that is fairly secure. About a month ago I noticed something is eating the stalk, at the dirt level, of my pothos. I have not been able to catch what it is but it would need to be something small. Any ideas or what can I do to protect my plants. Even the hanging plants are getting eaten (stalk only)

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BushDoctor
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Answered on November 11, 2019

It is hard to say what would cause the issue without seeing it, or seeing signs of anything left behind.

It is possible that the problem could be an insect, or small pest. Mice and moles/voles can be a problem in greenhouses.

These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/what-are-organic-pesticides.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/natural-home-pesticides-organic-garden-pest-control.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/greenhouses/greenhouse-mouse-control.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/mole-control.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/animals/chipmunk-control.htm

Alternatively, they are well adapted as house plants. Bringing it in can help once they recover. (They are usually tolerant of heavy damage.) And it will also keep the problem from happening in the future.

Here is an article for Pothos care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/pothos/pothos-plant-care.htm

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