Plant Care Tip #27: Mold
The latest in plant care tips for keeping your foliage happy and healthy, brought to you by premium plant delivery service Léon & George.
Relax, it's harmless! A white powdery film on the soil's surface is actually a sign of life, and many organic gardeners believe it supports growth. On the contrary, it can be unpleasant and an indication that your plant needs more light, more air circulation, or less watering. Here are a few actions to control the white stuff.
Remove - scrape off the top layer of soil, being careful not to get too close and breathe in any of the fungal spores
Reduce humidity - move your plant to a sunnier spot, or somewhere with more air ventilation to help the soil dry out
Fluff the moss - L&G plants are topped with a decorative moss, fluff up the moss to create more room for air circulation
Wait to water - don't water again until the soil has completely dried out
Spice - if the mold is recurring and the actions above aren't working, sprinkle a light and even layer of cinnamon onto the soil
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