does neem oil work on house plants?

I think neem oil does work, and I don’t care if you think that I’m deluded. Pest control is a bit of a contentious issue in house plant circles because what works for some people doesn’t for others. A couple of years ago, neem oil was what we all used. There wasn’t really much else …

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A Drastic Trick to Get Rid Of House Plant Pests

Cut all the leaves off the plant. This is very much a drastic way to get rid of pests, but it does work. Not, I should note, with all plants. It won’t do anything for fungus gnats, but it should remove, if not all, then a good 95% of spider mites, thrips, and mealybugs. This …

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Hydrogen Peroxide & House Plants FAQ

Hydrogen peroxide was one of those ‘scary products that I avoided until, er, this year, because I didn’t want to burn myself/burn my house down/give myself a terrible dye job. It’s super handy to have around though. I don’t use it often (I think my boyfriend uses it more than me for mysterious aquarium-related purposes)but …

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How to Keep Cats Out of House Plants

I’m firmly in the ‘keep plants out of reach of pets’ club especially if your plant is toxic and could potentially harm your pet BUT I get that that isn’t always particularly useful advice. So many of us live in studio/open plan homes now, so it’s not always as easy as shutting the door on …

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