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Read your response regarding getting rid of bugs in house plants. Placing a sliced potato sounds great, but how would I know when to remove it? Can you actually see the larve in the potato?

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Hi Teresa,
  The potato slice needs to be changed everyday.It often takes a while to make sure that all the larvae are gone so you need to keep putting a fresh slice of potato in the soil every day until there are no more sign of fungus gnats.
You can not really see the larvae with the naked eye.However they can be seen with a strong magnifying glass.

I hope this helps. If you have any questions or need additional information please don't hesitate to ask.
Thanks
Tracy

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I am knowledgeable and experienced (professionally) in the care of many different kinds of houseplants as well as the pests and diseases common to houseplants. I have had a lot of experience and success with most propagation techniques. I am also knowledgeable and experienced with artificial lighting for plants. I can answer questions about all aspects of 'indoor gardening'. Not only questions about growing foliage plants and starting seeds under artificial plant lighting but also questions about artificial plant light system set up, supplemental artificial lighting and cost. ~ I can help identify plants accurately ONLY if you submit a picture of the plant with your question.~

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I usually always have at least 70 houseplants at all times. I have done extensive research, education and have over 20 years of experience with houseplants, indoor gardening, interior landscaping and artificial plant lighting. About 30% of my houseplants are grown exclusively under artificial plant lighting. Many of the other houseplants that are growing in natural light are also given supplemental lighting using artificial plant light. I have 5 complete artificial plant light systems that I designed and built.

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I have written extensively about plants, all aspects of houseplant care, indoor gardening and artificial plant lighting. I have written many informational blogs, articles and 'plant care guides' for many websites, forums and some online horticultural communities.

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I have knowledge and experience on the care of houseplants, the different kinds of houseplants, pests and diseases common to houseplants, indoor gardening/landscaping and artificial plant lighting.

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