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    Right, so far I have lost two Capensis' due to these little white things that move around on my plants. Can you let me know if as the leaf of a Capensis starts to turn black, do I cut the black part off or the whole leaf. I normally keep my plant on a sunny windowsil with outher CP's but they are always fine. It's just the Capensis that I am having problems with. I feel a little embarassed seeing that they are meant to be one of the easiest to grow.

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    Hi,

    Little white thing??? That sounds like white flies maybe... I'm not sure. Anwyay, I would grow the capensis outside. Capensis likes A LOT of light, and they can take the low humidity if you live in a more aridy area :-) When capensis doesn't get enough light, it gets dark green, short, wide leaves with little or no "tentacles". I have rarely had problems growing them outdoors, however, as long as they have a good supply of water. Hope this helps!

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    elongated narrow very small and move very quickly and look silvery in the light? Probably thrips is my guess.
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    Are thrips the same thing as spring tails? and are they a problem?

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    Thrips are not the same as harmless springtails. Thrips are most commonly found on sarrs, but they will suck the juice from other cps as well.

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    I have actually kept what was left of my Capensis after it was infested with what I can only describe as white dots, maybe the size of a full stop, moving on my plant. It's now growing back slowly so here's hoping I haven't killed my second plant. If the problem ever does come back, I'll find out from a Nursery what it is and I'll let you know.

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    Aphids are white like that sometimes in my area. They are just white dots crawling along the plant. I hate aphids, I started keeping my butterwort close to any plant that shows sign of aphids to keep the numbers down and they never stay long that way. I think butterworts are the best small bug catcher.

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    So I could put my Ping Weser near it if ever I see the little rascals? Not a total cure but it does help i guess?

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