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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 a few tips for general use:
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!