I rescued a small young chrysanthemum plant that was thrown away, brought it inside and now see that it has aphids. I have segregated it from my other houseplants and want to get rid of the aphids NOW! I can see that they are sapping the life from this little one. Suggestions? I will go put it under running water over the toilet as a start. Thought about dusting it with something from the kitchen: flour? baking soda?
Aphids on a Small Young Houseplant
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We have found neem oil to be an effective treatment for aphids. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm