I've seen the adds for peroxide for spraying on plants. Question I have is
does anyone here do this? If someone does I would be interested in how and
what type of peroxide they use. The add I saw was for 3 percent which is
what you can get at the grocery store or pharmacy for medical use. I would
think it would be similar to spraying your plants with bleach but if it will
kill mealies I'll try it on my portulaca that has the monster mealies in it.
You have a bad habit of posting the wrong subject line.
Your question is actually about controlling mealy bugs not peroxide.
Spray with a liquid insecticide.
You will need to spray more than once because mealies hatch out over a long
period of time.
Understand their life cycle and you will be able to get rid of them.
You may want to do a google search for the may websites on mealy bugs.
When the ancient war dogs did battle on Tue, 18 Nov 2003 23:09:41 GMT,
People who grow orchids use hydrogen peroxide often. It's a good
general disinfectant to use when a plant has a bacterial problem such
as crown rot. You just water once with the peroxide (regular stuff
from the pharmacy) making sure to drench the problem area, and then
keep the plant on the dry side so it can recover. Cinnamon sprinkled
into the crown of a plant or on any cut surfaces is also very good. It
helps to seal the wound and has some antibiotic properties to it. I've
heard that cinnamon applied over the surface of the media helps to
discourage fungus gnats. But I've never used it for this purpose.
I've never heard of peroxide being good to use as an insecticide. You
CAN use regular rubbing alcohol for that however. Just spray it on or
saturate a Q-tip or wad of cotton and apply to the leaves. This will
kill mealies and scale but has rather limited use if a plant is
completely infested. But for spot tx, it's pretty useful. HTH...
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Thanks for the information. I also grow orchids and I knew about the
cinnamon but I didn't know about the peroxide. I will have to try it on a
problem Masdavilla I am trying to save
did speak the following bit
I have a lot of farmer customers here in florida that use peroxide
occasionally to reduce mold mildew and fungus on plants. they recommend
using it at 1000ppms. Peroxide works excellent for root development.
oxyginates the soil.
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