I’ve had this beautiful plant called the Money tree in my home for some months now. Maybe since April, before the heat turned up more in Texas and we began to notice some mosquitos aka mosquitas like I say because my tongue gets lazy on me down in Texas where it’s sort of laid back and you can hear the sap flowing from the trees when staring out into space. That doesn’t really happen. Does it? Well, to get back to my story about these mosquitas. Every single day we were getting bitten. Small deep quick bites. Bites while sitting watching TV in the living room. Bites while sitting in the office. Bites when cooking. Bites when putting away laundry. At first, I thought maybe fleas but no. No one could spot the insect biting us, unless the BIG mosquita was in the house and one of us was lucky enough to squat it with our bare hands. They were so small. Almost invisible. Just typing this post makes me itchy.
I also have other indoor Snake plants they call them. I water them weekly, drain out the excess water and dumped it out. Cleaned the back windows thinking maybe some how they are behind these plants but no. Not there. Not anywhere. Until one day, I watered my Money tree and a swarm of tiny little gnat like mosquitas frenzied out for a few moments and settled back into the trunk of the tree. I think I found my culprit.
Now I fear I might lose my tree but I had to take it outside and let it drain and dry up as Google says to do. There was excess water in the pot not draining properly, even though I had a tray on the bottom. So now I have to come up with a better draining system because I really do love my tree and where it’s at in my home. It makes me happy and isn’t that what life’s all about. Happiness.