Aphids, also known as plant lice, are some of the most common rose pests, but also other plants. This insect, also known as Alphididae is very small.
Aphids have many colors, yellow, brown, red, black or green, and appear only in warm seasons, such as spring and summer. So, you have to take action because spring is here!
Aphids are a real danger to many plants, including roses, because they feed with the sap of the plant.
The following solution is a natural protection for roses which will kill aphids instantly.
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 1 liter of water
- 1 spray bottle
Preparation and treatment:
Crush the garlic cloves and add them in a pot along with the liter of water. Then cover the container and allow the ingredients to macerate for 24 hours. After the time passes, boil the mixture for 20 minutes.
After the garlic water boiled, leave the infusion to cool. Then strain the preparation to remove all the garlic.
Pour the mixture in a spray bottle and spray the rose with it. Insist on the area affected by aphids.
Use this remedy for 5 days in a row only in the morning, because it’s not indicated to get into contact with direct sunlight.
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