How to Make Bug Spray with Neem Leaves for Plants

How to Make Bug Spray with Neem Leaves

Neem is a great natural herb that has been used for various treatments over the years. Neem plants can be used for skin problems, hair issues, heart diseases, fever, diabetes, and many more. It is also used to remove bugs from plants.

Today, we will show you the easiest process to make bug spray with neem leaves for plants. This homemade bug spray without essential oils is easy to make but very effective to remove bugs. Also, this bug spray without any chemicals, vinegar, and baking soda are 100% organic. Follow our guidelines properly to make the best neem spray recipe for plants.

Neem spray for plants recipe: Preparing process

To make our DIY neem spray for plants required a few things. Before we start, please collect these things.

Things we need:

  • Neem leaves
  • Garlic (optional)
  • A pot
  • Water

Take a few neem leaves

Separate the neem leaves from the stems. Otherwise, it will take time to boil.

Put neem leaves on a pot

neem leaves on a pot
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Now, put the leaves in a pot. You can also add a few pieces of smashed garlic. Garlic helps to keep insects away from the plants. Add enough water to the pot.

Cook the neem leaves

Now, cook the recipe for 10-15 minutes on medium heat. Keep stirring with a spoon.

Store the recipe in a warm place

It is very important to store the recipe in a warm place for 1 day. Cover with a lid in a safe place.

The final recipe

straining neam recipe
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Now your bug spray with neem leaves is ready to use. Before spraying on your plants, strain through a strainer and store in a bottle. The final spray color should be red.

How to apply neem spray to plants

You need to apply neem spray to the plants. Just pour your bottle with the neem spray. Also, shake well before spraying. Spray in the stem and leaves properly for the best result. The best time to apply this spray is in the evening. If you use it in the evening, you can avoid direct sunlight & get the maximum benefit from the spray.

Benefits of neem spray for plants

Different types of insects or pests attack your favorite plants. Some insects eat leaves, and some attack on fruit, and stems. Any type of small soft-bodied insect can be removed by using this spray. This spray can remove aphids, fuchsia gall mite, vine weevils, Cabbage white caterpillar, glasshouse red spider mite, greenhouse whitefly, and others insect too.

What plants not to use neem spray

Neem spray is also toxic to both helpful and pest insects. So, apply this spray while the bugs are identified. Some plants can be damaged by using this spray. Before using this heavily, you can apply it to a small portion of the plant. Then wait 24 hours and if you found any damage, stop using the spray.

Common Questions Answered (CQA)

How many times should I use the spray?

If any bugs are spotted on your plants or any damage that appeared to occur by bugs, then use this spray.

Why do insects avoid neem spray?

Neem spray contains Azadirachtin which helps to repel and kills bugs.

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