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    I have no idea what these are.. but the newer leaves in my D. capensis are covered with white spots. They come off easily, but it's a pain to clean my plant since I always end up accidentally touching the dewy part of it.. Has anyone had a similar experience or know what this could be about?
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    Sounds like bugs. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Wah! I did some research and I think they're aphids! What should I do? It tells me to wash the plant but can I wash a Drosera? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    You could *try*. Or get a systemic insecticide and kill them off that way. Or maybe submerge the plant in water for several hours and they might come off. Capensis is tough so you probably won't kill it.

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    Aphids are very resistant to submersion. I would try swabbing the plant with a qtip dipped in alcohol, and then follow with an immediate spray rinse of water. Isolate the plant *immediately*, and keep a close watch for the return of the bugs, and repeat the process. I would also suggest that you take a leaf cutting or two and start them in case the worst comes to pass.
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    Thanks for the advice! I used alcohol but I couldn't reach a few with it, so I'm trying a flea collar now. It's doing better, hopefully it won't be too damaged! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    If you are not shy about using systemic insecticides, try Orthene. I have used it on my CPs, including D. capensis, for years without causing any damage. There could be some particularly sensitive CPs that may be harmed by Orthene, but certainly not capensis.

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    Some one once told me to use alcohol on the spider mites I had on my banana plants.What it did was make all the leafs turn black with in 3 hrs [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img] and on top of the the spider mites spread to other banana plants.

    aphids are easy to get rid of . Your lucky there not spider mites .




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