How to protect indoor plants from pests?
How nice it is when the eye is pleased with the multi-colored colors of flowers, especially if such beauty is at your place. In the private sector, this issue is easy to solve, but if you live in an apartment, then you will need to work hard so that all the flowers do not take up so much space. As a rule, a balcony or a loggia is best for landscaping, where colorful pets will feel comfortable. To breed such beauty, you will often need to fight various pests that can not only infect the plant but also completely destroy it.
Very often you can meet aphids or spider mites. Typically, the aphid larva is located on the bottom of the plant and begins to slowly suck the juice from the flower. As soon as the pest appears on the plant, the leaves begin to turn yellow and eventually fall off. Most often, morning glory is exposed to this pest. Standing among other flowers, aphids will appear on morning glory, while other plants will not be affected at all.
As for the spider mite, he does not choose the type of flower. He rather acts in the opposite direction: appearing on one flower, he will smoothly move to the next ones. Perhaps this pest will not appear on the balconies so often, because its favorite place is citrus and potted flowers. To notice the presence of a pest on your plants is very simple: some leaves will be folded into a grayish tube.
What measures should be taken to somehow prevent the attack of these insects on your beauty? Initially, it is worth remembering that during the growing season of plants you need to not only water and fertilize them, but also subject them to treatment with special means against pests. By the way, if you think that a glazed balcony/loggia will save your flowers from insects, then you are mistaken. These parasites penetrate in any way, so you need to prevent this because then you just can not save your plants, even if you start to process them with various means.
Spraying flowers is not very often. As a preventive measure, you can only treat the plants once a month. Also, try to carefully monitor all the flowers so that they do not accidentally show pest larvae. If you still see the insect itself or its larva, then this suggests that you need to process plants more often. If a single treatment per month is written on a package with fungicide, then it will need to be increased before processing every week.
It is advisable to spray flowers in the evening, while the entire surface of the leaves should be moistened with a fungicide solution. Having done the treatment, it is necessary to water the plants for at least two days so that water does not fall on the leaves (the fungicide solution should not get into the soil and soak in the roots of the flower). It will also make it possible to completely kill all the insects that could appear on your flowers.
Between treatments with a special drug, it is recommended to spray all the plants with water simply in the morning and evening. Sometimes a soap solution can be mixed into water. This will help to keep your flowers always fresh and in addition, there will be a kind of prevention from pests.
It is advisable not to be afraid that such treatments may adversely affect the growth of your plants. On the contrary, they will help save your favorite plants from the introduction of any pests. Watch carefully for flowers, because having missed one of the treatments, you can literally lose your plant in a matter of days, which is not very pleasant.