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Is it a bad idea to use mulch in my houseplant pots?

Gardening Reference » Gardening in 2006
by murphyette on January 22, 2006 07:54 AM
I hate just having the dirt. Some of my plants have pretty big pots now, and i would like to dress them up a bit. Would mulch promote mold?

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by Cricket on January 22, 2006 09:07 AM
Mulch can promote pests so isn't the best idea to use for indoor plants. A better idea is to use Spanish moss or decorative pebbles.
by barleychown on January 22, 2006 09:39 AM
I prefer to use pebbles or even sand to dress up the tops of my pots, with the added bonus of retaining moisture and discouraging fungus gnats.

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by Magnolia4moi on January 22, 2006 01:58 PM
I use Spanish moss, it helps maintain the moisture in the soil.
by loz on January 23, 2006 06:29 AM
I always use those river rocks in my bigger plants.....I think they were 97 cents a bag at walmart.

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