I just noticed some really small red bugs on my plant. It is also getting new really thin verticle lines of purple in the stem...what is going on? How do i get rid of these things?? Thanks looking at it more the soil is covered with these little guys. Can i get rid of them or should i just toss the plant? thats sad. where the **** did they come from? ok so looks like red spider mites, i re-potted the plant and got rid of all the visible ones, i guess if the plant lives i'll see if that helped..