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    neem oil

    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?
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    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.
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    I've had good results with neem oil also.

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    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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    it's a good price, but I can't verify if it's good quality. I use Green Light neem extract.
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    arent all the 100% extract the same?
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    should be fine... go for it.
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