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rhynchostylis gigantea and snails :(

This is a discussion on rhynchostylis gigantea and snails :( within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hello guys ! I recently bought a rhynchostylis gigantea and the lady had it potted ...

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    Hello guys ! I recently bought a rhynchostylis gigantea and the lady had it potted in a basket with coral.. when I went to water it one day I saw a snail.. so I sprayed it with the hydrogen peroxide and when I did some caterpillar started to run away.. so upset about it I started to dig inside the basket and try to take some of the old coral away, the plant is very attached to the basket so I couldn't take much away and I sprayed more hydrogen peroxide on the roots and coral.. HOWEVER, the plant was in bloom :/ would I loose my blooms sooner because of the fact that I put some hydrogen peroxide on the roots?

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    you are better of dunking the plant in a bucket of water and allow the snails to crawl out or use a metaldehyde to kill them. Gigantea's don't like to be repotted and are fussy if you repot it at the wrong time. I am not aware of H202 causing any issues and I don't use it so I don't know on that part

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    Cornmeal is a natural and effective treatment as well.

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