Hello. I may need some advice pleas.
I have my Cephalotus now for more then 2 years. It has grown ok and eaven flowerd this spring. Any way from the begining of this winter i have noticed white bug on it and in English im not sure if its Mealybug or Scale. Also i see ants visiting them and the base of the plant. Ive tried some stuff to control them but they just keep coming so i suspect ther are some of them in the roots. I tried the trick with the nicotine in water and spraying it on the plant and it didnt really work. Now i tried puting the Cigarette in some Alchohol and then i tried to rub them off with a brush diped in it and tried to do it on all the foliage. They still keep coming back.
The Cephalotus seems ok with two leafs and two mature traps and its now groing new traps and leafs. Is it not so bad then?
I dont have acceable insecticides and would prefer not to use them.
I heard that this creatures dont like cold weather. The temps here dont drop less then 7C(but its preaty cool now at winter) so i thought mybe i can put it in the fridge (with about 4C) for a few days and it will kill them. But also i dont want to cause a shock to the Cephalotus. Will it hurt it?
Does anyone have any advice?