May 1, 2009 by admin · Comments Off on Controlling House Plant Pests and Bugs Naturally on Dracaena
Plant pests is a part of growing plants… I handle the problem in a safe, natural way! Homeowners have few options to choose from … until now!
Neem Oil A Safe, Natural Option!
Neem oil comes from the pressed seed of the neem tree – Azadiracta indica Juss – to be exact. It’s been used for medicinal purposes and pest control for thousands of years. It’s used as an: antispectic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer, antifungal. Insects would rather die… than feed on plants treated with neem.
Is It Safe?
Neem products are consumed by humans and used in medication. If fact, there are no EPA restrictions in place for neem oil.
Growers using neem oil in their “pest control” program like the safety and control of this natural solution. Nurseries find neem oil is effective as a insecticide, miticide and fungicide. In fact, Schultz now has 3-1 Garden Safe product made from Neem. I picked up a bottle at Home Depot for about $7.00.
When I spray my Ficus I completely spray the plant and potting media.It has shown success in fighting plant fungus and also root rot.
Neem looks like a SAFE, NATURAL solution for homeowners with any type of houseplant pest problems including Ficus. Give it a try!