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Posted 1M ago by @VerdantFlora

We’ve got #spidermites! At least that’s what I assumed, ...

We’ve got #spidermites!
At least that’s what I assumed, yesterday, when I found little webs between some #Orchid petals. I separated and quarantined her. I sprayed her with protect spray with neem oil (from #WetheWild) as I didn’t have any plain #NeemOil. And today I got a bottle!

Do I have almost a hundred plants? Yes.
Are some of them not yet in the Greg app? Also yes.
Have I been quarantining new plants properly? No.
Are about half the plants I have newly acquired within the last month or two? Probably, yeah.
Did quarantining them make sense? Not really, not with that many new ones.
Did I spray every single plant with neem oil, today ? Yes. Yes I did.
Did I find any more plants with spider mites? Yeah, just one more plant.
Did I quarantine that one as well? Yes, but also separately from the other.
Did I go through a whole bottle of spray? Yeah. Pretty much.
Would I do it again? Yeah, if I need to.
Do I regret it? No. Well…. Maybe? Yeah?
What do I regret?

I regret to inform you all the neem oil makes for a fantastically horrible air freshener. I can smell it even with a stuffed up nose.


It’s the first time I’ve used neem oil or had spider mites. Any tips are welcome.
ALL of my plants are under grow lights. NONE of them get direct sun. I know neem oil burns plant leaves in direct sun, but what about grow lights? I turned off my lights after spraying everything. Should I leave them off for a day or something?

Thanks!


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10ft to light, indirect
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 5 days ago
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@PlantJedi @VerdantFlora @Lårysgrove @PlantBeach Sure, I just have to say I did this on all my plants an hour ago and it smells like a refreshing clean Spa in here, and feels good, too knowing all my plants are showered and clean. Here is the video of the organic portion courtesy of Liqui-Dirt LLC on YouTube and pics of the Spa Treatment Concoction:

https://youtu.be/ej-NJjEJJ6U?si=Ftjv5xB7hre15LTD. Enjoy getting clean with your plants. Sunday Funday Spa Day @PlantJedi
You want Neem oil with peppermint oil. Regular neem oil doesn’t kill spider mites. A friend found a super effective homemade recipe that absolutely works. I made it recently and it even killed my gnat issue. @SensationalKoa can you share the YouTube video?
Oh man i fear for my day when the pest arrive. neem oil can burn the the babies leaves but im not sure if a grow light would cause the plant harm with neem oil .( and im sorry for the smell theres no way around it)

A good rule of thumb is to give them a spray at night and let it sit for ike 5-6 hours possibly
@PlantJedi oh man something that kills gnats?! Is it just the peppermint oil and neem or is it something else thats added?
@PlantJedi I didn’t know I needed peppermint oil with it. The spray said it was for spider mites too.
@VerdantFlora yeah that product stops them from being attracted but once they are there it mostly just annoys them. Peppermint oil burns their skin and kills them.
@PlantJedi Oh that sounds a little malicious. I like it. 😂
@Lårysgrove @VerdantFlora it’s something else. But peppermint oil chokes gnats but tea tree oil kills their larva. I’ll find the video how to make this concoction. It’s truly amazing. I was skeptical but ALL my plants were happier afterwards. Even ones that weren’t ill. It even made my Dieffenbachia happy! You know they hate water on their leaves.
@PlantJedi awesome. If you could find the video or the recipe I’d love it! Since I just sprayed everything is there a time frame to wait before using a neem oil mixture again?
Tea tree and peppermint oils, are these the kind I’d find at a supplement/vitamin type store? Or is there a special plant kind?
I just came here to say, if you have indoor pets, please look into the dangers and proper usage and dilution of tea tree oil and peppermint oil before use. Although tea tree oil is used in some pet products, it can be extremely toxic to animals with certain potency and usage, as well as peppermint oil. Just look into it if you have pets. Sorry, I work with animals and love them more than humans!
This concoction replaced neem oil, if you watch to video from start to finish it demonstrates perfectly what to do and how it works on impact.