Well, warm season is around the corner creating the perfect environment for beautiful and blooming flowers. But, along with high temperatures, small insects appear trilled to attack our plants, especially those tiny white flies that attack potted plants.
These tiny flies are in love with the Japanese rose, but they also do serious damage in the greenhouse. If you notice these insects, here are three natural treatments that will help you to get rid of them.
White flies are a real nuisance for vegetables and potted plants. They love hanging around the greenhouse and balconies, where they feel protected.
They lay eggs on the back of the leaves, and they feed on the plant sap, eventually leading to the mutilation and death of the leaves.
Remember to check the back of the leaves and if you notice small white insects flying around the plant, you have to take action.
How to get rid of the white flies on houseplants
In flower stores, you can find many chemical solutions against these insects, but they are toxic and affect the plant pretty badly, making it hard to recover after a chemical treatment. But there are some natural and effective solutions, even if it takes a little longer to get rid of these white flies.
Sanitary alcohol – dilute 100 ml of alcohol in 1 liter of water and sprinkle the solution over the leaves infested by white flies.
Potassium Soap – is a gentle plant-friendly insecticide and is found in phytosanitary stores. Buy it in liquid form, dilute it with water as it’s written on the label, and sprinkle the solution over the leaves.
Hot pepper infusion – put 1 teaspoon of hot chili peppers powder in 250 ml of hot water, let the solution to infuse for 10 until it cools down gradually. Repeat the treatment for 2 or 3 days until the adult and young flies are completely gone.
White flies can also be removed with the help of some genius traps.
They are attracted by bright colors such as yellow or orange. Spread honey over a few yellow cardboard pieces, and the flies will remain stuck in the yellowish honey trap.
You can also put small containers with apple vinegar at the base of the plants, and the white flies will be attracted to its pungent smell, and it will remain stuck in these apple vinegar traps.