How to make natural pesticide for indoor plants

How to make natural pesticide for indoor plants

How to make natural pesticide for indoor plants


What makes it more important to provide ideal care to your house plants than anything else? The house plants and greenhouse plants need care from us because they are part of our household. So how do you provide good care to your indoor plants? It is important to look into natural alternatives to common pesticides that are harmful to our health.

There are some problems you face indoors which can be very difficult to manage. Some of them are common to all plants but you may face problems specific to your plants. Let us look at the issues faced by indoor house plants and some ways you can solve them.


If we talk about common pests which attack indoor plants, then these are our top three pest problems:

1. Whitefly: Whitefly, unfortunately is one of the common pests that attack indoor plants. They cause serious damage to plants, damaging leaves, flowers, stalks, and also the growing environment. They do not like any form of foliage and prefer to feed on potted plants and house plants. They are more common in the summer season. You can put out oil or natural remedies to deter whiteflies and keep them away from your plants.

2. Slugs: Slugs, not common in autumn but more of a problem in spring and summer. Slugs can damage a plant’s leaves and cause them to turn brown. You need to spray slugs away from your plants using the right type of pesticide.

3. Aphids: Aphids are common in the summer season and cause some major damage to a house plant. They have five styles: black flies, dark flies, granulate, green flies, and red flies. We need to use pesticides for prevention, control, and also remedy.


It is very important to keep a check list of your indoor plants, such as a list of pests and diseases, and their remedies. You need to keep a detailed account of your plants and their health so that you can easily identify the problem when it happens.


Sometimes, the most effective way to provide good care to your indoor plants is not only by controlling the pests and diseases but to provide ideal environment for your house plants.

Give them light which is not too bright.

If they live in a sun light area or in the sun, the plants will need to be shifted to a shadier part of the house. Make sure they have plenty of light and yet the lights should not make them too hot.

The daily water needs should be provided.

The water needs of your house plants is always on the rise during the day and gradually declines during the night.

Indoor plants require regular water to keep their foliage fresh. It is important to add water to your house plant’s soil not more than once in two weeks. Do not let them sit idle. This may make them become lazy.

Indoor plants should be kept away from direct sunlight.

Light is essential for indoor plants to grow and flourish. If they are too exposed to direct sunlight, then they will have a problem with photosynthesis.

When these house plants are moved to different areas of the house and the care is over, then you will need to wash your indoor house plants and then air dry them.

If you want to provide the best care to your indoor plants, then you can be very selective about which ones you buy. Some plants are also very particular about how they like to be maintained.


If you have a green thumb then it is easy to keep a watchful eye on your indoor plants and if you spot something amiss then you will be able to quickly address it before it gets too serious. The outdoor plants are more forgiving because they are constantly in the rain and the wind.

If your plants have a green thumb, then you can be more active with your plants in the house. House plants are very easy to grow. It is not just that they have a green thumb but they also take less care and maintenance.


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