Potassium soap: natural insecticide


Potassium soap is effective against small insects such as mealybug

El potassium soap is an essential product for our flowerpot. A insecticide natural made from vegetable oils, effective for pest control, safe for people and animals and respectful with the environment.

It is especially effective in combating insect pests such as aphids, whiteflies, mealybugs, mites, and soft-cuticle insects. Potassium soap acts by contact, not by ingestion, softening the cuticle of insects, causing them to suffocate and preventing them from generating resistance.

It is applied by a spray, so that the entire plant is impregnated with the liquid. We must pay special attention to spraying also the underside of the leaves. Spraying is repeated every two days until we see that the plague has been eliminated. After a week, it is advisable to completely spray the plant, this time only with water, to clean it well of the remains of the insects that have remained attached to the plant due to the sticky effect of the potassium soap. Sprays should be done at the beginning or end of the day to avoid sunny hours.

If it is about fighting aphids or the white fly, you are guaranteed success with potassium soap.

It is very easy to find it in any technical gardening.

More information - The flowerpot, The white fly

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  1.   S said

    it is an excellent insecti
    acid for plants. how many times it should be applied to combat pests in lemon trees.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      You can apply it every two days until you see improvement. You have more information here!.
      A greeting.

  2.   Carol said

    Hello, I have mealybug in a poinsettia that I have had for four years and wetting the leaves makes me reluctant, can I wet them? I have already watered it with garlic infusion but come out again, what should I do? Thanks I hope your prompt response.

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hello Carol.
      No, don't get the leaves wet. They could rot.
      You can treat it with an anti-cochineal insecticide, which is sold in nurseries.
      A greeting.

  3.   Amalia said

    I'm glad to know this. I have many plants, I no longer have 2. A creeper and a token. A plague caught him and I don't know what it was. Its leaves were as if they had been caught by fire

    1.    Monica Sanchez said

      Hi Amalia.
      Without having more data, I can't tell you. Maybe it was the sun, or something else.
      In any case, potassium soap is a good natural remedy for many pests.