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    This is what I wrote:

    I would like to use your Neem Concentrate for
    eradicating aphids on carnivorous plants. I did some research online and
    learned two things about the use of neem oil. One is that it is
    recommended that I mix a drop or two of dish soap (without additives)to
    the solution. The other is that the important ingredient in neem oil is
    azadirachtin. I do not see azadirachtin listed among the ingredients. Is
    it in there, under "other ingredients"? Should I dilute the solution for
    carnivorous plants?


    Hi Scott,

    Thanks for using and thinking of Green Light Products. You ask some
    very good questions about Neem oil.

    Azadiractin is a component in Green Light Neem oil but we make no claims
    to the amount in our Neem oil. This is a strategy because the content
    of azadiractin can vary. When you put an amount on the label you must
    make sure you meet that as a minimum requirement.

    I recommend you do not add dish soap or anything else to Neem oil. It
    is preformulated with the correct amount of surfactant. Neem oil, when
    used incorrectly, can cause some injury to plants. Adding dish soap or
    other surfactants can increase the chance of injury to plants.
    Personally I have no experience with Neem oil on carnivorous plants.
    But I find this very interesting.

    Neem oil will control aphids. After application you may see some aphids
    but they don't feed much. After two applications you should see good
    control.

    Again thanks for using Green Light products.

    Rene Scoresby
    Green Light
    I'm not making the solution until Andrew gets back to me about the recipe. I know CP's are more sensitive that typical houseplants. The dish soap I bought, though, goes back. That was 3 bucks!

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    I have used Green Light neem concentrate to spray *all* of my nepenthes according to the mix instructions on the bottle: 2tbsp neem concentrate/1gallon water (R.O.) and nothing else. To name a few nepenthes that I used it on and they didn't look bad at all: newly potted up N.macrophylla, sickly N.sibuXhamata with a horrible infestation of thrips, & unrooted N.spectabilis basal.

    I used it in a spray bottle to drench the leaves and the potting mix until it was running through the pots, and didn't run pure R.O. water after (I just left it in the soil for weeks at a time).

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    In India mainly, but also Asia and Africa, grows a tree all plant enthusiasts should be aware of, Azadirachta indica, commonly known as the "neem" tree, and a relative of mahogany.
    Okay, so now I can place the vaguely familiar scent of Neem oil - mahogany!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    This is what I wrote:

    I would like to use your Neem Concentrate for
    eradicating aphids on carnivorous plants. I did some research online and
    learned two things about the use of neem oil. One is that it is
    recommended that I mix a drop or two of dish soap (without additives)to
    the solution. The other is that the important ingredient in neem oil is
    azadirachtin. I do not see azadirachtin listed among the ingredients. Is
    it in there, under "other ingredients"? Should I dilute the solution for
    carnivorous plants?




    I'm not making the solution until Andrew gets back to me about the recipe. I know CP's are more sensitive that typical houseplants. The dish soap I bought, though, goes back. That was 3 bucks!
    One reason they might not have it labeled is due to their process of extracting the neem oil from the tree. As stated in your previous post if they are using alcohol for the process they my be removing it, hence the inability to controll the amount of azadirachtin. Again I use ONLY cold pressed neem oil. The main reason is that it ONLY contains neem, but now I have found another with the azadirachtin content.

    I have always want to get a neem tree and grow it as the tree acts as a insect repelent too! I have used neem dog shampoo and neem toothpaste too! Just amazing the benefits this tree has!
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    A quick search on several pesticide databases (such a pesticideinfo.org) and other sources shows that clarified hydrophobic Neem oil still has insectcidal properties despite the lowered amounts of Azadirachtin. Azadrachtin which is sold as a separate insecticide does not have the anti-fungal properties of either "raw" or clarified Neem oil.
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    I have used Green Light neem concentrate to spray *all* of my nepenthes according to the mix instructions on the bottle: 2tbsp neem concentrate/1gallon water (R.O.) and nothing else. To name a few nepenthes that I used it on and they didn't look bad at all: newly potted up N.macrophylla, sickly N.sibuXhamata with a horrible infestation of thrips, & unrooted N.spectabilis basal.

    I used it in a spray bottle to drench the leaves and the potting mix until it was running through the pots, and didn't run pure R.O. water after (I just left it in the soil for weeks at a time).
    That's what I'm looking for! Thanks!

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