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Thread: Can you over water VFTs?

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    Seedman, my observations are the same as yours. We are hotter than CP Dudes area, so we can waterlog them and they thrive on it. I also passed that on to "The Dude".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynic81 View Post
    On an interesting sidenote, should your VFTs become afflicted with Aphids (Heaven Forbid!) a good treatment is to submerge the entire plant in water for about 24-48 hours in order to drown the buggers. I've heard this will have no averse affects on the plant, though in the interests of full disclosure I've yet to try it myself.
    What's an Aphid, some sort of plant pest?
    Do they only attack VFTs, or all kinds of plants?

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    They attack as many plants as they can suck on. VERY few plants are free from their attention, and even CP are not immune. Submerging is a good way to do get rid of them, but I prefer a systemic insect killer like Isotox from Ortho. They die in droves on my pitcher plants from Isotox.
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    i don't think i have aphids where i live...either that or they never found my plants yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugweed View Post
    They attack as many plants as they can suck on. VERY few plants are free from their attention, and even CP are not immune. Submerging is a good way to do get rid of them, but I prefer a systemic insect killer like Isotox from Ortho. They die in droves on my pitcher plants from Isotox.
    What do they look like?

    How big are they?

    Insect killer isn't harmful to VFTs? Wouldn't the chemicals harm VFTs because they are very sensitive to chemicals?

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    all i know is they are very very small and green...so it's hard to see them...that's all i know

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    Quote Originally Posted by CP_dude View Post
    all i know is they are very very small and green...so it's hard to see them...that's all i know

    There are also BLACK aphids, I had them on a tropical Hybiscus a few years ago.

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    [QUOTE=ziggy;819165]What do they look like?

    How big are they?QUOTE]

    The last time I saw them they were on one of our citrus trees. The plant was in distress so the aphids seized the opportunity to attack the new growth. We had green, black, brown, white, and red ones – don’t know if there was any difference, they were all sucking the juice out of the plant. They’re pretty small – they seem to get bigger the more they eat , but easily visible without a magnifying glass.

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