Jade Plants
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What is this borer i found in jade succulent stem

Zone Penrith | Anonymous added on July 1, 2019 | Answered

I found a few of these in my jade Succulents burrowing into the stems causing the jade to fall over from being hollow where the grub has been there have been small ones and large ones about 5 or 6 cm long. What r they ? How to get rid of them? What insect is it from. So far i have been cutting the jade where off whete all the borers have bored.see pictures.can u email me back.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on July 1, 2019

You should lift the Jade plant from the soil and carefully remove all the contaminated soil and grubs from around the roots of the plant.
Keep this soil together and dispose of, do not compost it.

Wash the pot with a diluted bleach mixture to clean it.

Repot the Jade plant with new potting soil as per the article below.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/jade-plant/jade-plant-care.htm

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