Neem Oil, ready to mix, 100ml
Having plant issues? This tree oil may be the solution. It comes from Azadirachta indica, a tree native to South Asia and is an all natural way to prevent and treat fungus issues, bacteria and insects.
Neem oil is extracted from the seeds of the tropical neem tree. By using a cold press extraction method, all active properties of the tree are maintained. The oil is then bottled with Rimulgan (made from caster oil) and peppermint essential oil to create an effective and easy to use neem oil for plants.
All our liquid products are packed in amber glass bottles for an elegant look. This is a 100 ml bottle is enough to create 10 L of protective plant spray, once mixed with water. We’ve included a practical measuring cup. Use a plant mister to apply the mixture to the soil and leaves of your plants. Don’t spray it on your leaves when they are in direct sunlight.
Neem oil is a good natural way to keep unwanted insects at bay, so they don’t disrupt the growth of your plants.
It can also be used to fight fungus like mould, mildew or blight and bacteria like fire blights.
How to use
The perfect ratio for your water and neem oil mix is 1:100. So that means 1 ml of oil with 100 ml of water. Dilute the neem oil with water and use a plant mister to immediately spray it on the leaves and soil. Leaving the mixture in the bottle for more than a day will decrease its effectiveness, so only mix the amount you need immediately.
Gentle insect prevention
Neem oil is a well known insect repellent. It’s not a poison that kills instantly. Instead, for most insects, it will disrupt their hormones and reproductive cycle. Think of it as birth control for pests. You’ll prevent the next generation of bugs. For other insects, it works as a repellent. In both cases, the insects don’t build resistance, so it will always work for you in the future. Protect your plants from insects like thrips, mites, mealybugs, scale and aphids, but it’s also effective on mosquitoes and caterpillars. No hard feelings, just kindly saying: thanks, but no thanks to plant pests.
Why use neem oil for plants
- – All natural. Safe for pets, organic and biodegradable.
- – Easy to mix formula, just add water and spray.
- – Simple. Easy treatment and prevention for fungus, bacteria, insects.
- – Effective. Works at all stages of an insect’s life.
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Neem Oil for your plants
Neem oil (also known as margosa oil) is a high-quality plant oil extracted from the seeds of the neem tree. The so-called Azadirchta indica is native to Southeast Asia, where it has been used as a remedy for thousands of years. Like most oils, neem tree oil is somewhat thicker in consistency and recognisable by its brown colour and distinctive smell.
Due to its many positive properties, the oil is used in many areas, such as cosmetic products, and household and animal care. The vegetable oil has also proven itself as natural plant protection and is often known among hobby gardeners as a miracle cure for pests.
Pests find their way onto our green friends from time to time, much to the sorrow of every plant owner. They can cause everything from a minor inconvenience to the actual death of the plant – depending on the type and severity of the infestation. Once there, it is difficult to get rid of the little critters. Rather than turning to chemicals, neem oil can help as a natural alternative. It is effective against different kinds of pests such as aphids, slugs and spider mites and also treats fungal diseases such as mildew. It can therefore be used for the prevention of pests or in acute infestations on both house or garden plants.
Moreover, neem is organic and biodegradable, which means that it does not settle in the environment. The non-toxic oil is safe for livestock, pets, birds and even fish.
Unlike chemical insecticides, neem oil does not kill directly, but interferes with the hormonal balance of the insects. The main active ingredient, azadirachtin, prevents the pests from reproducing and the larvae from developing. Due to the strong smell of the oil, the treated plant becomes inedible for the insects, which results in an inhibition of feeding behaviour. The stopped reproduction and the missing food source finally leads to the death of the insects.
To avoid an acute insect infestation from the get-go, neem oil can be used preventively. The smell of the oil plays a decisive role and makes the plant unattractive for the insect. It acts as a repellent. In both cases, the insects do not develop any resistance, so it will continue to work for you now and in the future.
Neem oil has only an impact on pests and does not harm other insects like butterflies, ladybugs or bees. Those beneficial insects don’t rely on the plant as a food source and are therefore not affected by the oil. With the use of neem oil insects can still live on the plant, just not eat it.
The use of neem oil depends on the needs of your plant, as it is effective for both prevention and acute infestation.
If there is an acute infestation, you should mix the oil with water and spray generously on the leaves of your plants, including the underside and the soil. Let it sit for 10 min, then gently wipe the leaves off with a soft cloth to keep them dust-free and shiny.
If you want to prevent your plants from insects, add the oil into your watering can. The plant will absorb the neem through their roots, strengthening them and protecting the plant from pests.
You should apply it around one or two times a week to get the acute infestation under control. If you just want to prevent your plants from any pests, you can use the neem oil every 7- to 14 days. Note that strong sunshine can cause burning on plant, since it’ll heat up the oil. It is best to spray the plant in the evening or a darker place in your home.
You can use neem oil on almost all plants, but you should be a bit more careful with plants in a sensitive state. This is the case for younger plants, especially those that are only a few months old. Also repotting leads to a lot of stress, which is why you should avoid using neem oil on your plants the days after. To find out how well your plant is coping with the vegetable oil, you can first test it on some leaves before applying it to the whole plant.
Another point to consider is the leaf structure of your plant. Neem oil will only be effective on leaves with a smooth surface. Hairy or prickly leaves provide an escape route for the pests, where the insect can hide from the oil.
Neem oil is safe to use on ornamental and edible plants. It can be sprayed on all kind of fruits, vegetables and edible flowers. Just wash them thoroughly with water before consuming.
Neem oil isn’t generally known for killing your plants, unless you use it in direct sunshine. If you apply the neem as mentioned on the packaging of the oil, your plant won’t take any damage.
A few millilitres of neem oil per litre of water are usually enough to keep your plant healthy and thriving. The recommended dosage for the Botanopia neem oil is 1:100, i.e. 1ml of oil to 100ml of water or 2.5ml for 250ml of water.
The active ingredients in neem oil begin to decompose after being mixed with water. This makes the mixture most effective within 24 hours. We recommend mixing only the amount that you want to use immediately.
The oil should also be stored in a cool and dark place.
The Botanopia neem oil is already formulated with Rimulgan* (an emulsifier), so it will easily mix with water in your spray bottle. You only need to add water.
As a rule of thumb if you are not using our own Botanopia neem oil:
In order to obtain a better solubility of neem oil in water, the use of emulsifiers, like Rimulgan, is recommended.
*What is Rimulgan?
Rimulgan is a natural, plant-based emulsifier made from castor oil and often associated with neem. It is mainly used to make neem oil soluble in water and therefore easier to use.