The Q&A Archives: Controlling Aphids

Question: What is the best method to get rid of aphids on my house plants, particularly my Purple Velvet Plant. Samantha Slocom Portland, OR

Answer: Try regular, thorough spraying with insecticidal soap to rid your plant of aphids. Examine your other houseplants and spray them as well if you see any aphids. After spraying, place your velvet plant in an area with good air circulation to aid drying--fuzzy-leaved plants tend to stay wet for a long time after spraying, which can encourage disease.

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