Synthetic Pesticide – Orthene

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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 – Orthene (acephate) is a synthetic pesticide that is toxic to most insects.

Precautions – It can be applied indoors. Still, check the label, because it can cause leaf damage to some plants (see list below).

Plants Sensitive To Orthene:

  • African Violet
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Ferns
  • Ficus
  • Geranium
  • Nerve Plant
  • Palms Piggy-back Plant
  • Poinsettia
  • Prayer Plant
  • Schefflera
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