Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control is a granular formula that is designed to protect plants against insects for up to 2 months. It contains Imidacloprid as its active ingredient which is proven effective in protecting container and potted plants against pests to prevent them from damaging it. It is absorbed by the roots and it moves through the entire plant to provide an effective and long-lasting protection against aphids, adelgids, whiteflies, mealybugs, scale, Japanese beetle, lacebugs, leafhoppers, leafminers, thrips, white grub larvae and other listed insects. It also helps promote stronger roots and boost the growth of your plants so it can produce more beautiful blooms.
Apply product evenly, cultivate lightly and water thoroughly for best results. For containerized plants, apply the appropriate amount of granules evenly to the top of the soil. Mix the granules thoroughly into the top layer of the soil making sure not to damage the upper roots. water in thoroughly. To help assure that the roots can absorb the insecticide, do not water too heavily for the first 10 days. Work granules into top 1 to 2 inches of soil. For flower beds, sprinkle granules evenly over the bed.
I have many houseplants & just when I think everything is doing well I find some kind of bug, usually in the soil. I tried this on a whim instead of my normal practices, and (actually the reason I tried it is because I like D.M.O. company so well!) It works for me so far & I used it also as a preventive in plants that had no bugs. The reason I gave it 4 stars, is it is expensive for the amount you need to use.
I bought this thinking it would solve the problem I was having with my indoor plants, but it was only a quick fix. It said to use (I believe if I recall correctly) every 8 wks. I had the tiny knats back after 2 weeks. It was not as I was hoping for by any means.
Can Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control be put in a self-watering pot's water?
I water my African Violet from bottom only, in a self-watering pot, Can I put the indicated amount of granules in the water of this self watering pot? African Violets do not like to have water around they leaves or stems, so putting it on the soil and watering it in is out, and I already purchased the product.
Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control would not be placed in water, it must be applied as directed on the label. Mix the granules thoroughly into the top layer of the soil making sure not to damage the upper roots. Water in thoroughly. Mixing with water first would break the product down, making it ineffective. The watering in is just to get it down to the roots in the soil.
Is Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control safe to use on Cannabis plants?
According to the manufacturer, Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control has not been tested on Cannabis so it should not be used on those plants. Unfortunately, right now there are very few products labeled for use on cannabis. We would recommend checking with you state department of agriculture to see what they have approved for use.
Can Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control be used outside on crepe myrtle trees?
Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control is labeled for container and potted plants only. Depending on what you’re tresaing for, Dominion 2L is a great systemic insecticide that you can use to treat labeled pests in your crepe myrtles. Please refer to the product label to make sure it’s labeled for the specific pest you’re treating for.