Tree of Life Plant Has Fungus Gnats

Hi Kathleen.

I assume you are talking about the Baobab Tree (known scientifically as Adansonia digitata). It has the nickname, Tree of Life because it stores life-sustaining water inside its very thick trunk and branches. In Africa, India, and Madagascar, where the tree grows in arid regions, the tree’s water is a real lifesaver. I’ve never seen a Tree of Life braided. Could it possibly be a Money Tree (Pachira Aquatica) which is often braided. I’ve included a picture of a Money Tree (first picture) and one of a Tree of Life (second picture) so we can be sure we are talking about the same plant.

Whichever plant it is, it sounds like you do have Fungus GnatsThis small dark skinny pest flies and jumps around plants and people driving us all crazy. Fungus Gnats develop in moist potting soil, feeding on root hairs and emerging as adults every 30 days. The best way to get rid of Fungus Gnats is to allow the soil to thoroughly dry out. This eliminates the eggs and gnats in the pot. Use yellow sticky cards to trap the Fungus Gnats that are flying around.. Fungus GnatsThis small dark skinny pest flies and jumps around plants and people driving us all crazy. Fungus Gnats develop in moist potting soil, feeding on root hairs and emerging as adults every 30 days. The best way to get rid of Fungus Gnats is to allow the soil to thoroughly dry out. This eliminates the eggs and gnats in the pot. Use yellow sticky cards to trap the Fungus Gnats that are flying around. develop in moist potting soil, feeding on root hairs and emerging as adults every 30 days. The best way to get rid of Fungus GnatsThis small dark skinny pest flies and jumps around plants and people driving us all crazy. Fungus Gnats develop in moist potting soil, feeding on root hairs and emerging as adults every 30 days. The best way to get rid of Fungus Gnats is to allow the soil to thoroughly dry out. This eliminates the eggs and gnats in the pot. Use yellow sticky cards to trap the Fungus Gnats that are flying around. is to allow the soil to thoroughly dry out. This eliminates the eggs and gnats in the pot.  Place little pieces of yellow sticky insect cards around your plant. Stir the soil to encourage the pests to fly around and land on the cards. Change the sticky cards as their surface becomes covered with dead insects or other plant material.

Please let me know which plant is yours.

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