Moving orchids indoors isn't as simple as moving them from one place to another.
It's always a good idea to take precautions to avoid bringing in any hitchikers. Healthy plants have a natural resistance to insects so it's unlikely your plants have attracted unwanted pests. But giving them a soapy bath before the trip indoors is always a good idea.
This is easy with hydroponics!
Hydroponic Advantage: Growing with hydroponics means a clean and green growing environment. No soil, bark, or moss to mess with. All of the following photos where shot at our kitchen sink to show how easy it is with hydroponics.
Sooner or later you'll find a plant that has attracted insects. No worries - this is not uncommon - and in most cases easy to control.
Neem Oil is an effective control for all insects - and it's completely safe to use.
1. Mix 1 tbs of Neem Oil with 1 qt of water in your sprayer.
2. Add a drop or two of dish soap (only a drop or two or you'll have a river of suds!). Shake sprayer to mix thoroughly.
3. Spray plant throughly - including the underside of leaves. Spray pebbles and grow pot too.
4. Repeat this spray routine once a week for 3 weeks - whether you see insects or not.
Remember, to get rid of insects once and for all, spray the plant 3 times at weekly intervals - whether you see insects or not.
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