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Old November 7th, 2004, 06:08 PM
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White mold on soil

Two or three of my indoor plants now have a white mold on top of the soil. Is there a homemade recipe I can try to get rid of it? Thanks so much.
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Re: White mold on soil

Two or three of my indoor plants now have a white mold on top of the soil. Is there a homemade recipe I can try to get rid of it? Thanks so much.
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Re: White mold on soil

Hi Brow,

From this site:
http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/pla...4w.htm#trouble
"A white or light yellow mold-like growth may indicate the presence of a saprophytic soil fungus, a fungus that lives on dead or decaying matter. The fungus will not harm the plant but may indicate unsterile potting medium or an overwatered plant."

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Re: White mold on soil

I recently transplanted indoor plants and now the soil as a white mold on the top of the soil.What should I do?
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Old June 16th, 2005, 12:27 PM
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Re: White mold on soil

You can remove the soil and repot or just watch how much you water. Mold needs moisture to grow and not all molds are harmful to plants. You should find this helpful.
http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/3000/3304.html

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