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Q.Using Neem Oil

Zone 8 | Paula Salzbrun added on July 21, 2019 | Answered

How do I apply Neem Oil to my Houseplant, GARDENIA, if I suspect infestation of any insect? Do I spray it on, or paint it on or put in water???

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Answered on July 22, 2019

You will need to follow all instructions on the bottle VERY CAREFULLY!!! Only test on a small area at first, since many plants are sensitive to Neem Oil. You wouldn't want to spray down your whole plant to have it dead a few hours later. Correct use will be key!!!

Do not spray this in bright light. Dilute to whatever it says on the package since many manufacturers will have different concentrations.

If it responds well to a small area, then you may spray the plant.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

Here is an article that will help you to make alternative means of insect control, should this be too much for your plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/natural-home-pesticides-organic-garden-pest-control.htm

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