I was excited to spot some orange on the kalanchoe buds.
Upon closer inspection, the color came from bugs not blooms.
Aphids had stowed away and were happily sucking sap from the young stems.
I pulled out my mean weapons from my arsenal to do battle. Q-tips, along with a dish of alcohol.
The aphid army was soon obliterated and floating in the dish-of-death.
Do not pity these parasites. They are itty bitty, yet ugly and vicious.
The plant is now recovering nicely in the plant hospital, along side the sick Lemon Button Fern.
FLOWER the Warrior