Asked on Oct 10, 2019

How can I make DIY insect spray for plants coming indoors for winter?

LillyrosePeggy Burnette


I am bringing in 2 large plants from outside to inside. They have spider webs + other things I imagine. I have in the past used soapy water, but it doesn't quite do the job. I prefer not to have a commercial spray with chemicals. Any suggestions??

2 answers
  • Peggy Burnette
    Peggy Burnette
    on Oct 10, 2019

    Hi Lillyrose, here is a way to debug your plants you are bringing in for the winter. How To Debug Plants Before Bringing Them Indoors - Get ...

    1. › debugging-and-cleaning-potted-plants

    Step 1: Fill tub with soapy water – Fill a large tub/bucket with water and add a few squirts of a mild liquid soap (I use mild liquid soap). Step 2: Put plants into the water and soak them – To kill any bugs on houseplants, soak the whole plant, pot and all, in the tub of water for about 15-20 minutes.

  • Lillyrose
    on Oct 10, 2019

    Thank you for the idea. However my plants are about 3 1/2 to 4 feet tall and really heavy. My tub is not deep enough to soak the pot and plant.

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