oye - as if aphids wasn't enough to make things hard - i got a couple other problems now.
For one thing, a green slimy mold is growing - now i read about it, and it is an algae that grows in the moist soil conditions, but it bothers me none the less. What i have read is that you can scrape it off and just replace the soil - is this a good idea? I wouldn't want to carve out any of the root system..
secondly, i took notice of what appeared to be webbing coating over my flowering VFT's soil. At first, i was excited that a smart spider found a home! but upon reading the pest section of "The Savage garden", i have found out that it is called a 'fungus gnat', and may be fairly harmless unless the infestation is bad. Well, any infestation is nto a welcome one, so i'd like to remove them.
I have used Ortho's systemic insect killer - about a week and a half ago actually, and am going to apply another misting here in a few days to complete a 2-week cycle. Should that work to kill the gnat worms, or should i look at doing more?