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white mold on houseplants

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by kwarz1 on November 29, 2005 09:32 AM
I have some white mold growing on some of my houseplants and it seems to be spreading. The mold is characterized by small white spots (like little cotton balls that are spread all over the plants). Sometimes it is also accompanied by a sappy sticky discharge on some plants. I am not sure what this is caused by or how to get rid of it but my plants are not getting any better recently. Any suggestions???
by Cricket on November 29, 2005 09:39 AM
It sounds like you have mealybugs. [Razz]

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by Liz S. on November 29, 2005 06:33 PM
Hi, I posted in another forum on this site, but I have a question...

What if the mold is only on the soil? Does that still characterize Mealybugs?

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by peppereater on November 29, 2005 11:13 PM
Hi Liz. I would say no. Mold on the soil isn't necessarily anything to worry about. It could mean you have a lot of organic material in the soil, which is good. You might cut back on how often you water, or try moving the plant to a spot where it gets a little more light. [thumb]
by Liz S. on November 30, 2005 05:12 AM
Thanks peppereater! Much appreciated, I'll give it a shot!

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