i need some help please!!!!
I know this is not the right forum for this question but, I have frequented the clivia forum from time to time and nobody seems to visit that forum much at all.
I just received some seedlings from Ebay, the seller took forever and ever to send them and when he finally did, he "graciously" sent me a few extra seedligs for my trouble.
That aside, they were covered with mealybugs, obviously they had been washed off of the leaves, but there were a few on the roots and down in the crevices in the heart of the seedlings.
I have washed them off to the best of my ability with plain water but am wondering if there is something that I might soak them in for 5 or 10 minutes when they are out of the soil without damaging them.
Would just plain soapy water for about 10 minutes do the trick with out smothering them?
I have received a few other clivia seedlings and one clivia plant with mealybugs but I didn't notice them at the begining.
Those I have put my granular systemic insecticide on and am hoping that will work on them where they have been planted in the soil for the better part of 2 or 3 months. I'm thinking that mealybugs is a problem for clivia where I have "never" had them on any of my hippie bulbs...
Aside from the mealybugs my newest seedlings look fine and I just thought that if I can nip this in the bud before I plant them in soil, I would try.
Any suggestions would be helpful, the sooner the better as I guess I can keep them unplanted for a day or so...
Again, I apologize for not going to the correct forum but all you guys are much more knowledgeable and "lively" here. And I'm sure some of you must also own clivia too!!
Thanks in advance,