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You might consider incorporating worms into your design also. Have a look at this example
Educated guess: They won't survive long out of their natural (aquarium) environment. They shouldn't pose any issue whatsoever. I'm not the aquarium expert, but as quite a bit of research didn't bring up anything about these nematodes even occurring out of their natural environment. Basically, I wouldn't worry about it.
This tree appears to be a juniperus procubens nana. Junipers are hardy outdoor plants and typically will not survive long in the house. They like free draining soil. With a very free draining soil in full summer sun you will need to water daily. In the winter you may only need to water once a week. I live in the pacific north west so I rarely have to water ...
Calathea medallion is of the Marantaceae family. This site does not list wavy leaves as a symptom and this cultivar and others of the same species have the same wavy leaves. This is just how the plant looks and is not a problem. The same site lists the optimum conditions for growth: Calatheas tolerate an interior light level as low as 75 foot candles; ...
Misting is not an effective way to raise the humidity around a plant unless you are in a greenhouse. The amount of time the humidity is raised is very small. Try checking the soil and watering when the top inch is dried out. Capillary matting or a wicking system is a great way to see that the plant gets the water it needs, but not too much. Palms are ...
That doesn't look like a rubber plant to me, but it might be related (i.e. some other kind of fig). I've seen several rubber plants and owned one for about 20 years, and I've never seen wavy leaves in a rubber plant (nor the white part circling the interior of each leaf). So, that does not seem normal for a rubber plant. If you break a leaf, it should have ...
Insecticidal soaps only need a few minutes to be effective. A rinse to wash the soap off after a few applications is highly recommended to prevent the buildup of fatty acids on the "business" part of the leaf where gaseous exchange goes on. Some plants such as african violets do not respond well to soap treatments. Either they have more delicate leaves or ...
If you can water by pouring the water directly on the potting mix, it doesn't matter, you can water anytime. If your plant is under an overhead irrigation system, then of course you want to water before you spray, or wait until the spray has dried, or you will wash it off of the plant, and the application will be rendered useless for the most part.
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