Healthy & Happy Petomato Plants

Caring for your Petomato plant is important to keep it healthy and happy. Check your plant daily and make sure it has enough water, light and fertilizer. Please be careful to prevent algae, mold or germs on your petomato plant.

Problem

Solution

Algae: the water in the bottle becomes green change the bottle and the water
Germs: white specks in water change the bottle and water, wipe off plant
Mold: green dots on your plant move your plant to a sunny and dry location
Leaves turning yellow add more fertilizer to your water
Leaves wither and fall off too much fertilizer to your water
Plant failure The toxins formed in each plant during growth are discharged into the soil and absorbed by the adjacent plants, causing autotoxemia. Please be careful not to plant more than 3-5 seeds at one time. Be sure to cull the seedlings down to one, strong plant!

Harmful Insects and Disease

Sometimes insects can come from outside and attack your basil plant! Watch out for the following trouble-makers:

pests

The whiteflies, comprising only the family Aleyrodidae, are small hemipterans (or, True Bug). Whiteflies typically feed on the underside of plant leaves.

Aphids, also known as plant lice and in Britain, are small sap-sucking insects, and members of the superfamily Aphidoidea. Aphids are among the most destructive insect pests on cultivated plants in temperate regions.

Spider mites are members of the mite family Tetranychidae, which includes about 1,200 species. They generally live on the undersides of leaves of plants, where they may spin protective silkwebs, and they can cause damage by puncturing the plant cells to feed.

Important Notice about Ecosystems

The regulation of seeds and plants is under the USDA, United States Department of Agriculture. Transportation of seeds and plants outside of the USA is not allowed without an inspection by the USDA. Please do not send Petomato as a gift to anyone living outside of the USA.  Non-native plants can be disruptive to ecosystems.