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Old 08-13-2015, 07:57 AM
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SB plant invigorator?

Can I use this on orchids? Mealy bugs and thrips?
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Can I use this on orchids? Mealy bugs and thrips?
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I Googled and came up this. No, I wouldn't use it.

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Its the commercial equivalent of soapy water although i have a feeling ive heard it also contains some weak fertilizer. It has been used on some types of carnivorous plants with no problems so orchids should be fine.

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I think I heard something like that too. I use it on my neps too.


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The website provides very little information on ingredients other than saying "surfactants". Washing up liquid (called "dish soap"/or "liquid dish detergent" in the USA) is also a surfactant and will do all of the same things claimed by this product's distributor. The "concentrate" bottle contains enough surfactant (soap or detergent) to make a little over 6 gallons of soapy water. Save your money and just use your own washing up liquid, any brand.

My frugal/practical side avoids any product claiming to be "magic".
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No, it is not neccesarily the same as 'any brand'. Sodium lauryl sulphate, the main ingredient in 'invigorator' is known to dehydrate and kill many bugs, fleas, ticks, bed bugs and plant pests. It will also dissolve the oils on your skin.

Yes it is contained in many household products from toothpaste to washing up liquid. But that does not mean your washing up liquid contains it. It may instead contain the far weaker sodium laureth sulphate or some other anionic surfactant, which may or may not have much effect on pests.

Its not a magic product, simply a well known pest control chemical branded and marketed as such.
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