Van Houteii problem
I planted some from seed into a very large pot in shade. First it got aphids, I hand picked. Thought I was in the clear. Then it got the worst infestation of spider mites. I saw a preying mantis on it but it couldn't keep up. I was using my bare hands & rubbing the whole leaf to get them off. My hands turned orange. I moved the mantis and tried insectcidal soap. It was doomed. Anyone else had this problem? Usually they get white flies.