Neem oil is a versatile and natural pest control product safe for use with most houseplants. Made from the seeds of the neem tree, native to India, this organic oil has a myriad of uses in indoor plant care. It's our go-to natural solution for treating houseplant pests, such as mealybugs, thrips, aphids and whiteflies. Its active ingredient, azadireachtin, makes insects’ hormones go haywire, interrupting their maturation and appetite. In addition to its insecticide properties, neem oil is naturally anti-fungal, and can be used to effectively control the spread of black spot, fungus and powdery mildew. Often marketed as leaf shine because of the attractive sheen it leaves on foliage -- an added plus!
To use, simply add 1.5 tsp. to a quart of warm water, and spray on to both sides of foliage. Keep plants out of direct sun during treatment.
While suitable for use with most plants, some plants may be sensitive to neem oil. Test on a small leaf before spraying the whole plant. Learn more about pest treatment on our blog.
8 fl oz.