Neem Oil Spray
- Neem oil ( easily available in the market or you can purchase online)
- Liquid soap
- Spray bottle
- Take one-liter lukewarm water in a spray bottle.
- Pour 10 drops of liquid soap, you can use Dettol handwash.
- Now pour 5 ml of neem oil in the spray bottle.
- Mix this mixture thoroughly inside the bottle for at least 2 minutes.
Important point to remember
- Before applying to all plants, perform a patch test to check the concentration of your neem oil spray.
- In this method, spray your neem oil spray mix on a particular leaf of your plant and wait for 24 hours to see any abrupt changes in the leaf.
- If you see burn in your leaf that means you need to dilute the neem oil spray solution.
- To dilute add more water and perform the same patch test again.
- If it shows no abrupt changes then you can use your neem oil spray on plants.
- Spray on foliar parts of plants, you can also spray it on the soil.
- Do not wet the plants completely.
- Take some precautions while spraying because neem oil spray can cause irritation in your eyes if it comes in direct contact with your eyes.
Benefits of Neem Oil Spray-on Plants
- Neem oil spray acts as both insecticides and pesticides. This quality is in neem oil because of the presence of the Azadirachtin compound.
- It is less harmful than chemical pesticides.
- It has the ability to kill pests in all their life cycles.
- Neem oil has antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties according to Ayurveda.
- Neem oil spray can easily help to get rid of Mites, Caterpillars, Powdery Mildew, Aphids, Mealybugs, Whitefly, etc.
Aditya Abhishek is an Agriculture Science student who focuses on learning and delivering knowledge on Agriculture and Home Gardening. He created Agriculture Review as a common platform for all nature enthusiast to learn better practices of agriculture and gardening.