There are a few reasons why bugs might try to attack your Snake Plant. There is one thing to remember in all cases: bugs will seek out any weakness. Plants in poor condition are easier to attack than healthy plants. When the Snake Plant is healthy, its leaves are so tough that they can usually fend off most bug attacks. But what to do when snake plant has too many bugs?
Common Bugs On Indoor Snake Plants
Plants grown indoors have a much smaller number of insects than those grown outdoors and in gardens. Among the bugs that are common indoors are aphids, spider mites, fungus gnats, mealybugs, scale, thrips, and whiteflies.
How To Get Rid Of Snake Plant Bugs Naturally
A variety of toxic industrial bug sprays are available that will kill most of the pests that may attack your snake plant. You need to ask yourself: do you really want your family, pets, and yourself to be exposed to chemicals that are not oriented toward your health? As we will see in this chapter, there are many natural pest remedies you can make yourself with less risk and for considerably less expense.
What to do when snake plant has too many bugs? Try to use neem oil. As you begin to cultivate house plants seriously, you will hear about this again and again. The oil is derived from an Azadirachta indica tree, a tree native to southeast Asia, which provides effective pest control and protection against fungal infections. When it is wiped on your Snake Plant with a soft cloth once a week, it will act as both a preventative measure and as a way to kill bugs already on your Snake Plant. Be careful to not burn the leaves by applying it too often, and apply it in the evening. It should only be used in indirect light.
Garlic seems to have more uses as we learn more about it. This is a proven pest deterrent. The easiest way to use this plant is to crush it, mix it with water, and use it as a spray. There are two options here. It is possible to use a mild mixture for its deterrent properties or to strengthen it to apply to pests that are already present.
Add six cloves to a gallon of water to make a weaker version, but use two cloves to make something stronger. You may use the garlic as a spray if you let it soak in the water overnight and filter it. It is best to use this remedy outdoors because of the strong odor.
In my opinion, this is the best method for getting rid of pests. Among the many alternatives to soap, I prefer one made mostly from olive oil. I spray it on my house plants or wipe them down weekly after mixing it with water. Besides keeping the leaves healthy, pests dislike its taste. Meanwhile, any remaining on the leaves is wiped off during the weekly treatment.
Tips To Prevent Bugs On Snake Plant
Though you have seen that there are various ways to control bugs on the Snake Plant, it is always best to prevent any bugs from entering from the beginning. These are a few ways to keep them at bay. Keep a close eye on your plant regularly in order to prevent pests from establishing themselves. Ensure that your plant is in the right position so that it is happy and thriving. The air should circulate freely around the plant, but there should be sufficient humidity.
What to do when snake plant has too many bugs? As soon as you suspect that your plant may have a bug problem, isolate it from the rest of the collection. The most important thing is to create a good watering regime so that your plant does not become stressed. A healthy plant is a bug’s worst nightmare.