Prevention of pests in plants

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Plants, throughout their life, will be affected by a series of pests that will test their adaptation to the environment and their survival. When they are grown, we provide them, or at least we try to do so, all the care they need in order for them to grow strong and, above all, healthy.

But sometimes this is not enough, that’s why We are going to offer you a series of tips on preventing pests in plants that will be very useful so that they can overcome any problem.

Acquire weather resistant plants



It is true, sometimes it is very difficult to leave that tropical plant that you just saw in the nursery, but believe me, it is the best. Think that now it is beautiful because it has been protected from the wind and cold, and it has never been hungry or thirsty, but if you take it home in winter, it is most likely that it will get a little ugly. Although there are very resistant indoor plants, suitable for beginners, the ideal is to acquire only those species that can really be outdoors in our area.

Water and fertilize whenever necessary

Plants need food and water to survive. During the warmer months it is important to water and fertilize very often, while in the cooler and colder months it is necessary to reduce the frequency. To avoid problems, we recommend checking the soil moisture before wateringFor example, inserting a thin wooden stick to the bottom (if it comes out with little soil attached, you can water as it will be dry), or a digital humidity meter.

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Do preventive treatments against pests

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Although it is very difficult for a correctly watered and fertilized plant to have pest problems, to further reduce the risk it is highly recommended to do preventive treatments, either with neem oil, potassium soap or with Natural medicine. Likewise, we recommend the use of chromatic traps to control and avoid whiteflies, aphids, and other insects that can affect plants.

Transplant them from time to time

Plants that run out of space weaken. By doing so, the pests attack them. If this is taken into account, it is very necessary to change them regularly so that they can have enough space to grow and, incidentally, become stronger. But how often? Very easy: in spring, whenever roots grow out of the drainage holes, or when one or two years have passed since the last transplant. You have more information on this topic here!.

With all these tips, you can prevent your plants from having pests .

Prevention of pests in plants

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