Use of aspirin in plants

Aspirin is a pill that we usually have at home. It is very effective for relieving minor aches and the first symptoms of a cold, but… did you know that it can also be used to take better care of plants? 

It is a very interesting medicine that can help you to have much healthier and stronger pots, capable of resisting the attack of fungi and bacteria with more force. Try these uses of aspirin in plants and let me know 🙂 .


  • 1 Make your flowers last longer
  • 2 Protect your plants from fungi
  • 3 Improves your immune system

Make your flowers last longer

tulips in a vase

If you are one of those who enjoys decorating your home with fresh flowers  , you will get them to last much longer if you put an aspirin in the vase . Acetylsalicylic acid, by reducing the production of ethylene, makes the flowers stay like the first day longer. In addition, it delays the appearance of bacteria.

Protect your plants from fungi

seedling tomatoes

Fungi are very harmful microorganisms that can kill plants in a matter of days. One way to keep them protected from Fusarium and Verticilium, two of the most common fungi, is to dilute an aspirin in a liter of water in a spray bottle , and apply it to the plants or seeds before sowing them.

Improves your immune system

potted plant

Whether they are indoors or outdoors, plants have to face numerous problems every day if they want to get ahead: changes in temperature, drought or excess humidity, pests… All this can weaken their immune system, which will end for making them very vulnerable. To help them, it is highly recommended to dilute 1 tablet in a liter of water and spray them every three weeks throughout the growing season .

Did you know these uses of aspirin in plants? We hope you find it very useful so you can show off your pots

Use of aspirin in plants

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