Tobacco spray has long been known to be an effective insect repellent and pesticide. It can be used for a variety of plants, from houseplants to garden vegetables.

In this blog post, we’ll discuss how to make your own tobacco spray at home and the benefits it offers for plant health.

Benefits of using tobacco spray for plants

1. Tobacco spray is effective in controlling many types of pests, including aphids, beetles, and mites.

2. It can help protect plants from fungal disease and nematodes.

3. The nicotine in the spray helps to repel certain insects like flea beetles and cutworms.

4. Tobacco spray can be used as a foliar fertilizer by providing essential nutrients such as nitrogen and potassium to the leaves of the plant.

5. It also acts as an organic pesticide that is less toxic than many synthetic chemicals on the market today.

Pests that tobacco spray is effective against

  • Aphids
  • Beetles
  • Mites
  • Flea beetles
  • Cutworms
  • Nematodes
  • Fungal Diseases

Tobacco Spray Recipe


-1 cup of tobacco leaves or tobacco

-1 gallon of water

-1 tablespoon of dish soap


1. Place the tobacco leaves into a large container and cover with the gallon of water.

2. Allow the mixture to steep for 24 hours.

3. Strain out the tobacco leaves and discard them.

4. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle and add 1 tablespoon of dish soap. This will help the solution adhere to the plants better.

5. Shake well before each use and spray on affected plants as needed.

Further reading

I’ve created a list of several types of homemade organic sprays that provide nutrients or protect plants from pests and diseases. Check the post below for this list.


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