Natural Houseplant Pesticide – Neem

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Before using any pesticide on a houseplant, carefully read the product’s label to make sure it is appropriate for both the pest and the plant.

What is it – Neem is a natural pesticide made from a tree that makes pests stop feeding, and also interferes with maturation processes. Neem also deters several fungal diseases.

Precautions – It can safely be applied indoors. Products often have neem in their name, or you can check the label for azadirachtin, the active ingredient.

Plants Often Sensitive To Neem:

  • African Violet
  • Begonia
  • Crown of Thorns
  • Ferns (not all are sensitive)
  • Geranium
  • Ivy
  • Jade Plant (and other succulents)
  • Palms
  • Schefflera
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