Post by shawnintland on Jul 16, 2009 1:06:37 GMT -10
AAuuuggghhhh! Just discovered a long forgotten bench of neps that have been infested with scale, probably seeded by the ants I've been seeing. There's probably 10 med-lg. plants (1' dia w/8-10 pitchers) that are covered topsides and bottom with scale. I've isolated them until I can find a good solution that will allow me to deal with them all at once (or twice or..). I hate to risk using a chemical pesticide but there's no time to deal with them all individually. I'm wondering about a systemic that won't hurt the neps themselves? Anyone got any clues/views?
Post by rainforest on Jul 24, 2009 13:26:45 GMT -10
Thailand actually has abetter supply of chemicals than many places. Many are safe and effective. Try seeking an Adenium (Desert Rose) grower and use what they're using. Adeniums also has a host of pest problems and these chemicals can be used effectively/safely on nepenthes as well.