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Fungus Gnats Will Be A Thing Of The Past With One Kitchen Spice
Attracted to moisture and light, fungus gnats can stem from window plants. The pests and their larvae thrive on the pot’s fungus, but there’s an eco-friendly way to banish them.
Cinnamon's antifungal property comes from cinnamaldehyde, which inhibits the growth of fungal spores by damaging their stability and disturbing the integrity of the cell wall.
Simply mix a few drops of cinnamon essential oil with water and apply it directly to the soil or potting mix, or put it in a spray bottle and mist the leaves of infected plants.
Alternatively, mix a small amount of ground cinnamon with water to create a paste, then add it to the soil or potting mix. You can also just sprinkle it directly on the soil.