My indoor plant has webs
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My indoor plant has webs in it, and I want to get rid of them. How do I get rid of them? Is it a good idea to just take the pot apart and spray it with water, or is there another method?
What would I be trying to achieve by getting rid of them? If you are attempting to "get rid" of them, I don't think there is a single way to accomplish this goal that will work in every situation.
If you mean that you want the webs to go away, then I would suggest a few possibilities:
You can place the pot in direct sunlight for a few weeks.
You can remove the pot from direct sunlight and place it in a corner away from direct sunlight.
You can use a product called "soap and water" that works as a natural insecticide, I've seen it used to kill spider webs.
You can place the pot in a closed room with good ventilation, such as a bathroom.
You can use a non-toxic pesticide such as one that has "non-toxic" as a classification.
You could try placing the pot in a pot with a small amount of water and see if the plant will use its water to help clean itself.
You might also want to get rid of the excess water in the pot. I do not have personal experience with this product, but here is an example of a product that can be used for this purpose. In theory, this product would dry out the plant's root system and leave it vulnerable to the growth of the webs. However, many people have used this product for this purpose with great success.
I do have a question about your plant. It looks like the root system is a little swollen in the corner. The plant must be stressed and probably needs to be repotted in a new pot. The pot you currently have the plant in may not be suitable for it. I do not know what is in the pot you currently have it in, but this could be a sign that you are feeding the plant too much.
Here is a link for a plant container that is large enough to make a complete change in the plant's environment. The large container has plenty of room for your plant to recover from whatever stress it is experiencing. http://www.amazon.com/Oasis-Hollow-Hobby-Bucket-Plant-Container/dp/B01LQA5JIY/ref=sr_1_20?s=vida&,ie=UTF8&,qid=1368754740&,sr=1-20
If you still want to use your plant's current pot, it is best to take it outdoors, in the garden, and give it direct sunlight. After a few days, you can bring it back indoors where it will receive indirect light through the window. A fan can be placed inside or on the windowsill to increase circulation. If you decide to bring the plant outside, you may want to also give it some fertilizer. In the time it has been sitting inside in this pot, the fertilizer in the soil may have leached out, leaving the plant deficient in nutrients. In general, the soil in this pot is going to be slightly depleted in nutrients as well. However, you should check the pot soil to make sure the soil is not too wet. If the soil has a dry feel to it, it is probably ok. However, if it is soggy, it might need to be watered, so check on that. After a few days, you can remove the pot and put it in the ground outside. I highly recommend covering the plant in its pot in this case, to help keep it safe from any garden pests. The cover should be large enough to cover the soil of the pot. If your container garden is being used for plants with root vegetables, you might not want to place it in the ground in this way. You would want to cover the pot, but leave the plant in its container.
Now that you have your container and plant in place, you need to water your plant. Since it has been sitting inside this pot for a while, you may want to check the soil in the container first to see if it is still moist. If it is, then it does not need watering at this time. You could water it a couple of times over the next couple of days if you feel it would be beneficial, and that would be a better option than leaving it alone and waiting until the plant begins to dry out. Once the plant is dry out, it is going to begin to wilt, as well as begin to suffer if it goes too long without watering. If the soil in the pot looks dry, it would be better to water it once or twice during the week.
Be very careful when you are watering your container plants. Keep it far away from pets and children to prevent them from getting into the water and playing with it.
A way to easily see if a plant needs water is to look at the soil. It should be wet and have puddles of water on the surface. If the soil is dry, you will see air gaps between it and the container bottom. Air gaps mean that the water will evaporate very quickly. You can prevent this by watering the plants when they are at the correct stage. Plants that are at the right time to be watered are just a few inches from the top of the soil.
#### Watering by Timing
Another method of watering that is used by gardeners is to time the watering. This is an effective way to help your plants to grow healthy, because it is not always easy to correctly judge how much water the plants need. Many times we just forget to water or water them much when they are at the wrong time of the year to receive the amount of water they need to live and grow well. In hot weather, most plants require less water than in cold weather. The soil is much drier at this time. At the beginning of winter, and throughout the cold winter months, we need to remember to water our plants more often because of the cold temperatures and the fact that the soil is colder and much drier.
When it is time to water your container plants, look at the plant's soil. If you notice that there are air gaps between the soil and the bottom of the container, the plant does not need watering. This is because there is a lack of water in the top 1 inch of the soil. Air gaps are often found at the bottom of pots and in new plants. The bottom 1 inch of soil is where roots take the water into the plant. If there are air gaps, there is nothing for the water to go into and the plant does not need to be watered. If there are air gaps in your pot or plant, you should water. If there are no air gaps in your pot or plant, you can wait. Plants such as tomatoes do not need water, and will actually dry out a bit. The water will evaporate through the leaves. When you water them, you can mist the leaves with water.
Timing your watering is a lot easier to do when you plant your own garden. For instance, when tomatoes are growing, you can set a timer so that you will water when you put them in the ground. When you plant your garden, it is important to set your timer when you have the time to