This was living with my plant!!!

DearAmbellina(4 MN)September 21, 2013

I repotted my Sansevieria today because the container was bad for drainage and new growth was getting squished. To my surprise when I was digging around the bottom of the pot, I found this!!!!

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dogg1967

A gardener's best friend :)

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 3:25PM
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Stush2049(Pitts., Pa. 6)

Earthworms like cool temps. Strange. Can you picture your snake plant?

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 4:16PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'd remove it from the container and send it outside where it belongs. Earthworms are fine for our outdoor garden soil, but not for the constricted houseplant container. Worms can turn a good potting mix into something muckier over a period of time.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 6:46PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I'd remove it from the container and send it outside where it belongs. Earthworms are fine for our outdoor garden soil, but not for the constricted houseplant container. Worms can turn a good potting mix into something muckier over a period of time.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 6:47PM
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DearAmbellina(4 MN)

I put it outside when I found it... I was just so surprised! The soil was moist and It was just MG, I didn't add perlite when I first potted this plant so it seems like perfect conditions for it although I don't know how it came to be in there

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 6:50PM
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meyermike_1micha(5)

You would be surprised what can get into your pots if set right on the ground over a season...

Be glad you didn't bring in slug eggs, or did you?

Mike:0)

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 9:50PM
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DearAmbellina(4 MN)

Haha, no!

The funny thing is, I bought this plant from Kmart about a month ago, and I repotted it with MG when I got home. It's sat on the same table in front of a window ever since. So that's why I'm confused by it... I don't know if it was in the roots of the Sans or in the MG. o.O

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 10:42PM
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pelargonium_gw

Sometimes over the years I have found earthworms in my plant containers, and once I found a centipede, or what to call it.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 6:35AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

The worm might have been tangled up in the root system and you didn't see it, OR it had found a home in the MG potting soil bag.

    Bookmark   September 22, 2013 at 3:52PM
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