Date: Mon, 08 Nov 1999 10:43:52 PST From: "Steve Klitzing" <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-Id: <aabcdefg3747$foo@default> Subject: Should I use orthene on Nepenthes to get rid of scale?
I have one Nepenthes Gracillis plant that has some persistent scale.
Surface cleansing apparently doesn't get rid of it, because it eventually
returns. I have used insecticidal soap on this plant as a surface
treatment, and it does kill the scale. But the scale eventually returns. I
don't want the scale to spread to the other plants, and I do want this plant
to be healthy. Should I use a mild dose of orthene as a systemic on this
plant? I know how sensitive Nepenthes are to chemicals. Most insecticides,
I have found, will kill Nepenthes. Or is there some other systemic I could
use? I've used orthene on orchids, and it not only cleared up the problem
scale, but did not harm the plants. What would you suggest?
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