Like many of us, houseplants can be less peppy in winter, but still benefit from some tender-loving care.
Treatments of Insects and Fungus
Systemic Houseplant Insect Control as a very effective pesticide that is absorbed into a plant and distributed throughout its tissues.
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.
In Winter, we recommend diluted Superthrive, a light fertilizer and root stimulator to give your plants just a little added nutrition through the winter months. In summer, Neptune’s Harvest Organic Fish/Seaweed Blend Fertilizer gives your flower and vegetable garden, including houseplants, 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.
Superthrive is a great medicine for when plants are stressed by drought, transplantation, propagation, or hard pruning. It is a reliable, non-toxic, 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 happy and enjoy them for years to come!