Hydrogen Peroxide for your Tradescantia

Did you know that there are benefits of using hydrogen peroxide on your plants? I use this as part of my maintenance routine.

Hydrogen peroxide is a chemical compound. It is a colorless and odorless liquid that decomposes to water and oxygen. A commonly used household and medical disinfectant can also be used and is safe with the right amount of dilutions, as a fungicide, pesticide and fertilizer for your plants.

How I dilute it for my plants:

Pesticide + Fungicide

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I found that the 1:1 ratio of 3% hydrogen peroxide is too strong for my plants and had burned some of the more delicate leaved varieties even without sunlight or artificial light shining on leaves. So I tried it again at low concentration of 1:1 ratio of water to 1% hydrogen peroxide. It was still as effective for killing off fungus gnat larvae and didn't burn any of the leaves of the delicate tradescantia I own.
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Control common pests such as aphids and mealybugs on plants’ foliage by spraying the diluted solution. It’s strong oxidizing effect can also kill the eggs and larvae of moths and other harmful insects.

This amount of mix is also good for controlling fungus gnats and helps in eliminating gnat larvae. Just use the solution to drench the soil.

It can also be used as a fungicide. Treat mold and powdery mildew fungus using the same amount mixture.

Mix a ratio of 1:1 using 3% hydrogen peroxide and water. You can put the mixture in a spray bottle and spray it on your plants. Or in a watering can to use for soil drench.

Fertilizer

Use hydrogen peroxide as fertilizer to water your plants monthly as if it’s rain water. This helps supply oxygen to the roots of your plants. I alternate using this and General hydrophonics flora series for my plants. 

Mix 1 tsp of hydrogen peroxide per 1 liter of water or 1 tbsp for 1 gallon. 

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