This spice can contribute to the care of your indoor or outdoor plants. So take note.
Cinnamon is an aromatic spice present in endless recipes, especially in desserts and sweets. It has many medicinal properties that help control some diseases.
However, did you know that it can also contribute to the good condition of your plants?
Today at MAG we tell you how to use cinnamon for plants. So take note of these homemade tricks.
How to use cinnamon for plant care
Discover how to use cinnamon for plants and resort to it for the care of your indoor and outdoor plants, and also those that you may have grown in your garden.
1. Cinnamon as a fungicide
One of the main benefits of cinnamon for plants is its use as a fungicide. Cinnamon is a natural and inexpensive remedy to prevent the attack of fungi and mold that cause diseases in plants and also to eliminate them without having to resort to chemicals.
If you see the characteristic dots on your plants, either on the leaves, on the stems or on the ground, you just have to sprinkle the cinnamon powder on the parts affected by the fungus. If after between 48 and 72 hours the fungus has not disappeared, you can repeat the application without fear.
2. Cinnamon as an insect repellent
Cinnamon is also effective in preventing the appearance of various insect pests that can harm plants. Ants, whiteflies, mealybugs, spider mites, aphids, caterpillars… tend to be accompanied by fungi that they themselves grow and transport.
You just have to apply a small amount of cinnamon powder directly to the ground, forming a circle around the stem of the plant and you will manage to keep the insects at bay. Spreading a little on the grassy area of the garden will also make the bugs decide to go elsewhere.
3. Cinnamon as an animal repellent
We have already mentioned that this spice is an effective insect repellent, but its action is not limited to these. Rabbits, moles or squirrels will also flee from it, as it causes annoying irritation in the nose and mouth that, without causing any serious or permanent damage, will make them avoid the place.
In all the uses that we have specified, it is enough to use cinnamon powder on the plants that we want to protect. Finely ground, it will have the desired effect in a totally ecological way.