Aphids on tecophilaea

arnold140@verizon.net arnold140@verizon.net
Tue, 05 Feb 2013 07:57:28 PST
 After one spray with a solution of Murphy's Oil soap all the buggers are gone.

As far a as feeding with a high nitrogen fertilizer I use a hydroponic product:

Pure Blend Pro Bloom 2-3-5 fruit and flower blooming base nutrient contains only natural sources of essential major, secondary, and trace minerals from the land and sea in a 100% soluble form.These ingredients encourage the development of vigorous buds, fruits, and flowers. Providing increased nutritional value for blooming fruiting and flowering plants Pure Blend Pro Bloom is an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional chemical fertilizers.

I used a commercial potting soil which may have nitrogen added.  I'll have to check the packaging next time I go buy a product at the hydroponic store.

New Jersey

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