This year I have been growing a number of my more robust Nep species in my Sarracenia house. Despite full sun & low humidity they have grown really well [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]
But a downside to having them in a more open environment is the appearance of small baby Caterpillars burying their way into the growing points and stems of some of these plants. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/mad.gif[/img]
They seem to like the more yellow/light green species, ignoring the more highly coloured ones. One alata is so badly affected I decided to bite the bullet and cut everything back to the woody stem and let it re-sprout. Is there any other way of dealing with these blithers? As unlike the Sarracenia that they also attack, it is much harder to remove them without damaging the plant. Its a pity as I had intended to putting many more Neps out next summer [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif[/img] Any suggestions?