Bonide Houseplant Systemic Granules

Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control is a granular insecticide that is absorbed by plant roots and moves through the plant to protect it from insects that suck sap. It can be used to control aphids, mealybugs, leafhoppers, Japanese beetles, fungus gnats, and whiteflies. It can be used for indoor or patio container plants.





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How to Use & When to Apply:

Sprinkle granules evenly over the surface of the soil and work in to the top 1 to 2 inches. Water thoroughly. To ensure product absorption, avoid heavy watering for 10 days after application. 

Amount used is based on container size:

  • For a 1-gallon container, use 2½ tablespoons
  • For a 2-gallon container, use ⅓ cup
  • For a 3-gallon container, use ½ cup
  • For a 5-gallon container, use ⅔ cup
  • For a 10-gallon container, use 1⅓ cups
  • For a 15 gallon container, use 2 cups
  • For a 4-inch pot, use 2½ teaspoons
  • For a 5-inch pot, use 1½ tablespoons
  • For a 6-inch pot, use 2½ tablespoons
  • For an 8-inch pot, use ⅕ cup
  • For a 10-inch pot, use ¼ cup
  • For a 12-inch pot, use ⅓ cup
  • For a 16-inch pot, use ½ cup

Granules can be applied to container plants preventively before pest problems occur, or when insects first appear. Apply every 8 weeks during the growing season. This product is for container plants only, and is not for use on edible plants.

Pros to Using Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control 

  • Makes plants poisonous for sap-sucking insects
  • Controls a wide range of insects, including troublesome fungus gnats
  • Easy to use and involves no spraying
  • Works for 8 weeks

Cons to Using Bonide Systemic Houseplant Insect Control 

  • Not for use on edible plants or flowering plants that are pollinated by insects
  • Doesn’t kill on contact; takes a few days to start working

Available Sizes:

Bonide Houseplant Systemic Granules 8-ounce container

The 8-ounce container will treat between 10 and 19 small-to-medium plants, or 2 or 3 large plants.

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