How to Use Neem Cake for Plants | Neem Cake Fertilizer Uses

Last Updated: 03.12.2023
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Here’s a detailed guide on How to Use Neem Cake for Plants to boost their growth and give them lush foliage! Check out the different ways in which it can be helpful!

Neem cake is popular for its use as organic feed in Indian gardens. However, it is important that you know the details on How to Use Neem Cake for Plants to make the best use of it in the right way. Let’s have a look!

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What is Neem Cake?

How to Use Neem Cake for Plants

Neem cake is a by-product that comes from cold-pressing different parts of the neem tree, like fruits and kernels. It is rich in antivirals and antifungal properties, working as a good source of organic manure.

How to Use Neem Cake for Plants?

Get a neem cake from a local garden store and break it into small chunks. Mix it into the soil according to the instructions on the label and it will work as a slow-release organic fertilizer. You can also use it as a mulch around the plant’s base.

Note: Apply it in a moderate quantity, especially in pots as too much application of it can result in root burns.

Neem Cake As Liquid Feed


You can also use neem cake as liquid feed on plants. Mix 2 tablespoons of neem cake in two liters of water, stir well and let it sit in a cool and dark place for 2-3 days. pour a cup of it on a plant’s base, once in 2-3 months for best results.

Benefits of Neem Cake


Neem cake is a rich source of nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and other minerals that enrich soil quality and enhance its productivity. Besides, it also has calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, sulfur, and zinc. Moreover, neem cake application repels soil-based pathogens and nematodes, while lowering the pH of the soil.

Neem cake is also used in combination with urea that increases the nitrogen uptake of the plant’s roots. It is also harmless to earthworms, provides aeration, and imparts additional nutrients to the soil.

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