Three ways to use Neem Oil on your houseplants

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The latest in plant care tips for keeping your foliage happy and healthy, brought to you by premium plant delivery service Léon & George.

Neem Oil is a vegetable oil pressed from the fruits and seeds of a (can you guess?) Neem Tree. It can be both preventative and a cure for challenges with insects and overall health. Here are three different ways you can use neem oil on your houseplants.

  • Apply directly to soil - the oil gets soaked in through the roots and deters living insects from eating, mating, and in most cases will stop larvae from hatching.

  • Spray on leaves - mix the oil with warm water and spray on the undersides of leaves where insects and eggs tend to reside.

  • Shine - after spraying, gently wipe each leaf to get a nice even shine

Not all houseplants love it, so do a small test on one leaf before full application. You can find neem oil just about anywhere, from local nurseries, home improvement stores, and of course, the internet!


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