Neem Oil, cold-pressed, filtered, organic insecticide
indica) has been used as an insecticide for centuries. It is biodegradable
and of very low toxicity (itís even used in toothpaste and cosmetics).
Neem contains more than 25 active compounds that combat insects. Neem
also works as a systemic which is absorbed into the plant to be ingested
by feeding insects. Many beneficial insects are unharmed by neem because
they do not ingest the plant.
As an insecticide, Neem works in several ways:
Anti-feedant: Neem suppresses the insects
desire to feed and, therefore, no damage is caused.
Repellent: Insects stay away from areas
sprayed with neem.
Growth regulator: Neem disrupts the insects
hormonal balance so it dies before it molts.
We like it because we donít have to ďsuit upĒ to spray it, we can allow
our children to be in the greenhouse, and it works well on scale bugsa
primary pest when growing orchids. As a bonus, it even makes leaves look
better by giving them a shine.
Mixing instructions provided.