When your houseplants appear to be feeling under the weather, come and visit our Houseplant Pharmacy. We have a wide selection of eco-friendly treatments that help your plants look and perform their best. Here are some of the remedies we most prescribe.
Neem Oil belongs in every gardener’s plant medicine cabinet because it can be used as both a miticide and fungicide. It works on arthropod pests that often eat vegetables, including tomato hornworms, corn earworm, aphids, and whiteflies. Use it to kill mites, crawler-stage scale, caterpillars, and mealybugs as well. Since Neem Oil kills insects at all stages of development (adult, larvae, and egg), you can use it as a dormant-season application, or as a foliar spray on both indoor and outdoor plants.
Neem oil also controls common fungi and mildew issues. Organic and biodegradable neem oil insecticide does not create a “dead zone” around treated plants and it does not harm pets, wildlife, or earth worms. Tip: Before you move your houseplants back indoors from their “summer camp” outside on your porch, spray them down with Neem Oil to prevent insects from hitching a ride into your home.
Neptune’s Harvest Organic Fish/Seaweed Blend Fertilizer gives your houseplants, including edibles, a nice dose of natural nutrients to maintain their overall health. Once a month, mix 1 tablespoon of Neptune’s Harvest per gallon of water when watering your plants to make flowers and foliage more plentiful, colorful, fragrant, and long-lasting.
Systemic Houseplant Insect Control is an odorless, systemic insecticide that kills aphids, whiteflies, miners, scales, spider mites and other insects. Apply granules to soil around the base of the plant, mix into top soil, and then water. The chemical leaches into the roots, absorbing into the plant, making it inhospitable to insects.
Superthrive is a great medicine for when plants are stressed by drought, transplantation, propagation, or hard pruning. It is a reliable, nontoxic, and soothing treatment that acts as a root reviver and growth stimulator. Use it once weekly for four weeks, and your plants should recuperate quickly. Superthrive is great for indoor and outdoor plants, including Christmas trees and edibles.
So, keep your plants nice and healthy to enjoy them for years to come!