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pepper products on orchids

This is a discussion on pepper products on orchids within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I was wondering if there would be any ill affects by using pepper tea or ...

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    I was wondering if there would be any ill affects by using pepper tea or crushed pepper on orchids. I have used these on other plants and it works well as a good repellant against many pests. I make my own pepper tea out of the Ghost Pepper which has extreme amounts of capsicum and I don't want do damage any roots or other parts of the plants, so if anyone has any experience with this I would greatly appreciate any help or advice.

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    I don't know about pepper but a strong brew of tea with tobacco is a guarantee. Soak tea and tobacco overnight and brew them good enough the next morning. Cool it and apply to any affected or actively pest infestations.

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    I've heard of people using pepper flavored spray to keep cats from eating house plants. Don't know if bugs think the same way though. I know my actual pepper plants get bugs on them and I have to keep dusting with seven dust to ever get any of the peppers -


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