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.