FlytrapCare Carnivorous Plant Forums

Sponsored by FlytrapStore.com

Ask questions about how to grow and care for Venus Flytraps

Moderator: Matt

By Barlapipas 6
Posts:  148
Joined:  Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:26 pm
#421340
I am tired of those tiny white spider mites! :evil: They appeared again! And they are hiding and building webs on my S.purpurea rhizome. The plant grew a lot of pitchers around the rhizome and it is very difficult to just spray it with water this time. The plant also propably went to dormancy because it stopped growing pitchers and instead it grows some undeveloped scale like pitchers. What should I do now? Please help me as soon as possible.
User avatar
By MikeB
Location: 
Posts:  1371
Joined:  Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:13 pm
#421427
Mites are more like land-dwelling crabs than insects. Most insecticides have little or no effect on them. Your best bet is to get some miticide, which is specifically designed to deal with these pests. Matt sells 3 different kinds on FlytrapStore.
Dan V liked this
By Barlapipas 6
Posts:  148
Joined:  Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:26 pm
#421441
Do they sell and ship to Greece? If not, can I find it somewhere else that ships it to Greece?
User avatar
By MikeB
Location: 
Posts:  1371
Joined:  Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:13 pm
#421451
Barlapipas 6 wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:12 pm Do they sell and ship to Greece? If not, can I find it somewhere else that ships it to Greece?
Send a private message to Matt about it. I'm not sure what sort of EU import restrictions exist for chemicals like this.
User avatar
By Intheswamp
Location: 
Posts:  1130
Joined:  Wed May 04, 2022 2:28 pm
#421461
Barlapipas 6 wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 6:12 pm Do they sell and ship to Greece? If not, can I find it somewhere else that ships it to Greece?
Do you have agricultural supply stores or garden centers in Greece? I would think they would have a type of miticide there. I know the EU can be a bit more restrictive on certain things than the US is, but it seems that miticides would be something rather common to have. I'd start out trying to find a garden center of some kind and go from there. Maybe find out what the best active ingredient would be and the application rate to use on carnivorous plants and search for something you could adjust for that. Best wishes.
Greenthumbs Garden liked this
User avatar
By Greenthumbs Garden
Location: 
Posts:  644
Joined:  Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:15 pm
#421475
I'm in Spain and the garden centers often stock systematic miticides. They work very well, however, I've reverted back to using regular sprayings of neem oil as the miticides are very toxic. Neem oil 1-2mil per liter with a drop of dish soap has kept my plant's mite free this year, preventative sprays weekly.
By Barlapipas 6
Posts:  148
Joined:  Tue Aug 30, 2022 11:26 pm
#421476
I will try neem oil first because it is safer because I haven’t used any kind of insecticide. It ill be probably easier to find it too. But is it effective on mites? Thanks to all of you for your help. :mrgreen:
User avatar
By Greenthumbs Garden
Location: 
Posts:  644
Joined:  Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:15 pm
#421479
@Barlapipas 6, I have found it works well but has to be applied frequently, especially in hot warm conditions as the mites reproduce much faster when temperatures are hot. I had mites on my small fig tree and peach this year and was able to control them and remove them completely by spraying with neem and a drop of dish soap every 2 days.
Intheswamp liked this
Baby nep

Or leave it. And then cut the first plant vine, an[…]

Yes, I have. The thing is the leaves seem to be de[…]

My Nepenthes (so far)

He is on FaceBook. I bought a N. jamban cutting fr[…]

This request is over two weeks old. If confirmatio[…]

I forgot to mention I got the seeds, thanks! I jus[…]

Secret Santa 2022!

iirc orange was madagascariensis, green was x wata[…]

You can leave it, it has a chance of growing new[…]

the substance it was potted in was literally as[…]

Support the community - Shop at FlytrapStore.com!