gardening, bringing house plants into house now, without bugs: the recipe

Asked October 29, 2018, 3:22 PM EDT

I saw on TV a recipe ?? Hydrogen peroxide maybe? to pour on the soil in the container of your house plant, BEFORE you bring it into the house, that will kill any bugs/larva/eggs? I would like that recipe please

Washington County Oregon houseplants

1 Response

Hydrogen peroxide is a disinfectant that is not labeled for use as a soil drench for insects or plant diseases, even though it persists as an online home remedy. Here is an Extension Service article with strategies I can recommend: “Bring plants indoors now, but leave the pests behind” from Michigan State University https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/bring_plants_indoors_now_but_leave_the_pests_behind