So, the Habanero, which is my favorite type of pepper, turns out to be one of the trickiest for me to grow. I had bought 1 originally from HD, very healthy and large, and within 3 days all of the leaves had shriveled up and fallen off, I assume this is due to transplant shock. I found it very odd as I am relatively skilled at stable and smooth transplants, so why this first one went so nightmarish is beyond me. The second, I had to spend 20 minutes looking through all the remaining Hab's to find one which wasn't disease ridden and seemed it could stand a chance, I chose one which had a few nasty leaves and decided what the heck! Let's see if we can save it..... Well that has gone down an interesting path. One of the first things I noticed, is that the transplant stuck, and some of the leaves instantly showed signs of improvement with the fertilizer and light watering I had provided. I then had a small(or so I thought) run in with a group of aphids on one of the lower nodes, so I chopped it and called it a day. Faster forward about a month later.... the plant has recovered beautifully and is growing nodes out of every branch possible and is exploding with growth, except I had noticed some of the leaves began showing signs of aphid damage. Upon taking another look and flipping leaves, in the time I had left the plant to just grow, it became INFESTED. Not too severely considering they were only very populous under certain leaves, but I was shocked and instantly winced at my poor hab! I took drastic and sudden measure, removed all damaged leaf matter and infected leaves, then created a fairly potent mixture of generic unscented mouth wash and dish soap. I completely drenched the plant several times over, and you could notice aphids coming out all pissed off. I removed any apparent, and I am hoping this nuclear treatment will eradicate them. Can anyone tell me of your experiences of aphids and what I should do from here? The plant still has a lot of very healthy green and new growth, so I have a great chance. Weirdly enough, no single other plant had a single aphid on them despite being within leaf touching range of one another! And if you're wondering the reason I took such extreme measure, I had seen a previous post about aphids and they had literally SATURATED the plant and upon seeing this, I knew I needed to take this seriously, so I hit the plant hard and fast.
Thank you all, in advance.
Edited by superhotshot, 05 May 2019 - 11:20 AM.