Question Hi, my plants have been coming out of dormancy but I just recently noticed what appears to be aphids on my D.filiformis. It's starting to put out its long leafs and underneath them are little fat black insect like creatures. I don't see them on my other plants. I do have a Bayer Advanced brand, Natria insect, disease & mite control spray bottle. I hadn't before used it on CP's and I'm not sure if it's safe for my Sundews and my other plants. Also would it be fine to repot my sarracenia next year? I put my sarracenias in extra large pots last year and they seem to be doing great now. They have lots and lots of new healthy growth.
Answer Hi Jesus,
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