I really thought I lucked out and scored such a sweet deal when I found my Pilea plant (see George pictured below) at my local supermarket 🤑 But boy was I wrong! This plant was infested with fungus gnats and they ended up spreading to my two fiddle leaf fig babies! I tried natural remedy after natural remedy to no avail. Those buggers were everywhere ⏤ until now! This DIY Plant pesticide recipe is all-natural and non-toxic to humans, but makes it harder for buggies to eat and mate, and repels them too. So it ends up being a win-win for humans, but a lose-lose for buggies. Eradicate your plant pests today! Scroll down to learn how.
What you need
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- All-natural, plant-based
- Often used to make insecticidal soap for plants
- A naturally occurring insecticide found in the seeds of the Indian Neem tree
- Excellent repellent for common garden bugs
- Has antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and antiseptic properties
- I use a spray bottle to saturate my plant stems and leaves in the DIY Plant pesticide solution
- It allows for easy application
How to make
- Fill a pitcher with 4 cups of warm filtered water
- Next, add 1 tsp of liquid Castile soap and 1 tbsp of organic Neem oil
- Stir well to combine
- Add mixture to a spray bottle
- All done!
Ways to use
- Grab the pitcher, give it a stir and fully saturate the soil of your pest-infested plant. Make sure it flows through the drainage hole(s)
- Next, grab the spray bottle, shake to combine and test a stem/leaf before spraying the entire plant to make sure no damage is done
- Once the coast is clear, spray all stems and leaves with the spray mixture
- Allow leaves and stems to dry before placing plant in the sun
- Note: It may take more than one treatment to completely eradicate the buggers ⏤ repeat as many times as necessary to get the job done
- This solution will not keep, so use it up on any and all your plant babies nowww
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