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Does anyone know why our outdoor bonsai are attracting lots of ants?



ants like to set-up home in pots which is a problem as their network of tunnels creates rapid drainage leading to root dryness also maples have sweet sap which attracts ants plus they milk greenfly for their honeydew.

9 Sep, 2010


Where are you keeping your bonsais? Mine are up off the ground on sort-of slatted shelving, so luckily I don't have the ant problem. If you can put them in dishes it might help.

9 Sep, 2010


Check the plants for aphid infestation - this is usually the reason why ants are on plants, they like the honeydew the aphids produce. If present, spray to kill the aphids.

10 Sep, 2010

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