If you’ve noticed black flies or tiny white flies buzzing around your plants, or little white webs starting to form on the leaves of your plants…your plants might have pests! This happens from time to time so there is usually nothing to worry about, you just have to act quickly to stop them from overwhelming your plants and killing them.
Neem oil is great for protecting your plant from pesky pests <<< always wanted to say that!
What is Neem Oil?
Neem oil comes from the beautiful Neem tree, also called Azadirachta Indica, that lives in India. It’s a sacred tree that is used in a lot of traditional Indian Ayuvedic medicine. It is a great natural pesticide.
Neem oil can protect your plants from up to 600 different types of pests which pretty much makes it a little miracle. This includes:
- Fugus Gnats
- and Mites
The Azadirachtin inside Neem oil, acts as a natural repellent and insecticide that disrupts the ability for pests to grow and feed.
What Are The Different Types of Neem Oil?
Neem Oil Insecticide
Neem oil insecticide is usually sprayed on a plant or added to the soil. It is then absorbed by your plants through their roots, naturally distributing it throughout your plant. Pests then eat it whilst they nibble on your plant and then bam, it works its magic!
Neem Oil Fungicide
This is really useful for tackling soil based issues such as:
- Root Rot
- Black Spot
- Sooty Mould
Other Ways to Get Rid of Pests From Plants
- Wipe the leaves of your plants regularly
- Shower the leaves of your plants regularly to knock off pests
- Follow the correct watering schedule for your specific plant
- Wipe & shower all new plants before bringing them in to settle with the rest of your plants. New plants can contain pests that will spread to the rest of your beautiful plant family