Plant Vitality Plant Wash is remarkable product which allows you to stop the outbreak of Spider Mite and Broad Mites by killing them before they reproduce. Plant Vitality's Plant Wash has been specifically designed to ensure that spidermite cannot survive by creating an unbearable environment for them to live in, in addition this plant wash will repair the damage done by pest and restore your plant back to good health.
Spidermite are very common with indoor growing or growing hydroponically. Spidermite typically live on the underside of leaves damaging the plants cells and attacking your crops resulting in poor health of the plant.
Each bottle contains 120ml of Plant Wash. If is advised to use 6-12ml per litre. Once diluted put in a spray bottle and vigourously spray on plants.
Natural Plant Wash is most effective against spider mites, russet mites, broad mites and fungus gnats. See below for a breakdown of how the different ingredients work:
- soybean oil coats the bug immobilising them and suffocating them
- sodium lauryl sulfate acts as a surfactant while also working to clog pests' pores, triggering extra suffocation
- isopropyl alcohol dehydrates pests while also working to evaporate any residues from the plants
- citric acid prevents oxidation of essential oils, protecting your hard work
A little bit about spider mite...
Spider Mite are typically found on the underside of plant leaves, they work by feeding off the plant by piercing the leaf surface and sucking up the plants fluids. This reveals itself as feeding marks shown as light dots on leaves. Spider Mite are wind surfers and move from plant to plant creating webbing, they are very small therefore easily go undetected. Eventually as the Spider Mite drains the plants the leaves will turn yellow and may dry up and drop off.
Spider Mites are most common in hot, dry conditions. Unfortunately Mites often build up before becoming noticed-by which time they are already a problem. During winter month Spider Mite eggs can survive in the cold but will not thrive until the warmer months as temperatures increase, for example during spring. Spider Mite prefer higher temperatures so as conditions heat up six legged Larvae begin hatching and feed off the plant then move on to the next stage of the growth cycle before they mature to adults.
After mating females continuously produce up to 300 eggs over a few weeks. With heat and dry weather Spider Mite engage rapid development, in fact the transition from egg to adult can take 5days. This fast evolution can result in a large infestation.
Chemical pesticides encourage the spread of spider Mite as they actually kill the beneficial insects that prey on the Spider Mite. It is a misconception that all pesticides help eliminate pests, it is important to use an organic products which is why Nite Nite Spider Mite is the perfect solution.
We recommend pruning the leaves, stems and other infected parts of the plant and discarding them safely, along with any webbing left on the plant.