- Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:22 am
Blanchettii tolerate a lot of water well. I would submerge the whole plant under water by more than an inch, wait an hour, then pour off the aphids and water. then repeat daily for a few days. You may need to weigh down the plant so that it is completely submerged, cutting off any flowers that may be there. Aphids likely will not drown, but will be unhappy enough to start moving around and many will float to the surface. After draining, use a tooth pic dipped in alcohol to blast any aphids you see on the plant or media, especially any larger ones that my be reproducing size. Be sure to wipe the container with a plain Kleenex or paper towel and dispose. Persistence is the key. You won't fix the problem in a day or two, but you can be victorious over time (assuming a healthy colony). Be sure to take precautions to isolate the plant while infected and while being treated. If your plant was kept in a tray with other cp's, be sure to isolate, then drain and wash the tray before reuse. Aphids can float from one plant to another. Some can also fly.