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    Aphids on my vft.

    Afternoon, terraforums. It appears that my vft's have aphids. How the heck do I kill these things? I've heard about mixes involving canola oil. Are there any insecticides or mitacides that are safe for CP's that would work? Thanks.

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    You can use a systemic such as Bayer 3-in-1 insect control or Rose and Flower safely on your VFTs. Neem oil works also, but only kills aphids present at the time you spray.

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    Is the Bayer 3-in-1 safe for seedling sized vft's, one of my vft's divided like crazy and I have about 4 little, seedling sized vft's. Thanks.

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    You can try removing the aphids with a water spray (water bottle). Just blast the pests away from any plants. Or try immersing the plants (pot and all) in water for a couple days. This will not harm the plants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    You can try removing the aphids with a water spray (water bottle). Just blast the pests away from any plants. Or try immersing the plants (pot and all) in water for a couple days. This will not harm the plants.
    Would this also be safe with my S. Purpura? He's right next to my vft's could have aphids too.

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    S. purpurea ( note the spelling) can be grown as a floating aquatic so there's no problem doing the same to that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredg View Post
    S. purpurea ( note the spelling) can be grown as a floating aquatic so there's no problem doing the same to that.
    Excellent, sorry about the spelling. Is it safe to use a metal container for this or would it poison the water? Thanks.

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    Update: I'm soaking one of the fly traps presently and I tried to soak two of my seedling sized divisions, but the soil contains perlite and it floated to the top. Is it possible to soak them bare root? I only repoted them yesterday.

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