can neem oil be used for all the normal pests? such as mealy bugs, mites and such? does it have any effect on sphagnum? on nepenthes, drosera, sarracenia, dionaea? anything else i should know about?
would this be good?
they actually sell neem oil at Wal-Mart if I remember correctly. a quart bottle is about $10-14 but you only use a tablespoon to a gallon, so it basically lasts forever.
On the cover, it says "Insecticide, Fungicide, and Miticide" So far, it hasn't effected my plants (sundews, nepenthes, pitchers) negatively in any way. Sphagnum always remains healthy. It's taken care of most pest problems I've ever had. However, I've only had to use it on mites once. It worked very well.
WildBill (I think) told me he uses it on his cephs weekly.
I've had good results with neem oil also.
I've used it to knock out a few different infestations (not of spider mites, however). Spray once per week for 4 weeks so you can catch the later hatchings. It can cause phytotoxicity so, if you use it outdoors, don't use it on warm, sunny days. By the way, it has a strange oniony smell, so don't be surprised and, if you need to use it at work or some similarly public space, plan to spray at the end of the day after everyone leaves.
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arent all the 100% extract the same?
You can get the Schultz Garden Safe stuff anywhere (Home Depot, OSH, Lowes, WalMart etc.). The concnetrate makes like a gallon from a tablespoon or teaspoon (I forget which). Just buy a spray bottle from the 99 cent store and you're set.
Any local hydroponics store will have the brand that you're looking at.
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I have a bottle of this stuff (in liquid form) and some dews and a ceph with aphids. It's the green light neem extract. Do I dilute the contents of the bottle or just spray the plants directly with the pure contents of the bottle?
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