Whats that small and red thing crawling baout on my D.adelae? Yup, no doubt about it, as many of you know from their appearance, spider mites are not nice things to deal with.
So how do I get rid of them? Well, I've decided to try submerging them, but before I try to make the D.adelae aquatic I have a few Qs:
1) Does the plant have to be fully submerged? Including the tops of the leaves and dew hairs - don't they need air?
2) Will adding any neem oil/pesticide/miteicide/poison to the water help?
3) Is there any danger to the plant (Well I mean D.adelae wasn't designed to live underwater is my point...)
4) Are there any other precautions to take, what I should, should not do, like going mad and trying to drown the plant (err I mean the mites) in insecticide, or maybe I should cut off all the infected leaves?
And finally, when will the little buggers get the idea that they aren't wanted and that I am going to kill them (I mean after how long will they leave/die/drown/go to h*ll? Tell me I didn't hear two weeks...
Any pros out there? Oh, and another thing, what would be a good insecticide to use? I have various ones around my place, but any reccommendations will be useful.