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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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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How to Remove/Prevent Houseplant Mushrooms

Mushrooms that pop up in plant pots are not going to harm your plant but they’re classified as ‘medium poisonous’. They’re unlikely to cause lasting damage but whoever eats them (they’re not poisonous to touch) could get a severe stomachache. I leave mushrooms where they are, because they disappear a day or two after they …

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Houseplant Mushrooms Aren’t A Problem. Here’s Why:

Houseplant mushrooms are not usually a problem. However, they need certain conditions to grow (heat, moisture, nutrients), which can cause some houseplants issues. For example, a mushroom growing in a Calathea pot is likely fine, because they have broadly the same care requirements. A mushroom growing a jade plant could be a sign that the …

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