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How Hydrogen Peroxide Can Benefit Your Houseplants
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural disinfectant and oxidizer, working as a potent weapon against common plant pests and pathogens.
It inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi, such as root rot, and removes fungus gnats, which makes it gentler than chemicals and a safer choice for indoor plants.
Hydrogen peroxide also improves soil aeration and drainage. It breaks down into water and oxygen, which helps to create a more porous and well-structured soil environment.
This improves water retention and prevents waterlogged conditions, reducing the risk of root rot and other soil-borne diseases.
To oxygenate the soil, create a solution of one part hydrogen peroxide to two parts water. Apply the mixture directly to the soil, avoiding contact with the leaves and stems.
To prevent pests and diseases, apply the mixture as a spray onto the leaves by gently misting the solution over the foliage, ensuring both sides of the leaves are covered.