Carnivorous Plants/Neem Oil


QUESTION: Hello guys, is this one safe for our plants?

ANSWER: Hi Jason,

That product should be just fine.  It will be just fine on Sarracenia and Nepenthes, but maybe test it on one or two plants when first using it on more delicate sundews and butterworts.  Sometimes the "Other Ingredients" can have compounds plants don't like.

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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QUESTION: Thanks, which one do you use. Could you provide a link?

Hi Jason,

This is the one we have used,, but it's no longer available.  I've used some different ones over the years, and you just have to test them on the sensitive plants when you get a new product.  I don't trust anything at first.  I just know from experience that some products are likely to be just fine, and that tough plants like Pitcher Plants are not likely to have a problem, and the small, delicate stuff might.  You just never know until you try it.  I've not had problems with Neem products, but it's not worth damaging or killing a valuable plant, so I always test it on some less expensive stuff first.  What are you trying to control?

Good Growing!

Jeff Dallas
Sarracenia Northwest

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