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Q.Worms in My Plant Roots

Anonymous added on April 5, 2011 | Answered

I have a spiky, semi-hardy variegated plant that has been dying. The leaves are going brown and drying off. I have inspected the soil and found lots of curled up little worms tucked right up into the root. They are brownish and less than a centimeter long, probably 1-2 mm thick. It should be noted that the soil is probably too wet for the plant. I have changed all the soil as best I can. What are the worms, and how do I treat them?

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Answered on April 6, 2011

They are grubs of some kind. I would recommend treating the soil with an insecticide to kill the grubs, and repot the plant in new soil.

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