I have my very first plant in my cube and it seems to be doing just fine.
However, there is an orange mold-like substance growing on the top of the soil, and I can see a few tiny white bugs crawling around in the soil.
Did I do something wrong? Should I be worried? Is there anything I can do to fix my potential issue?
Here is some additional info, unfortunately I do not have answers to most of your questions as this plant was just given to my by a friend with no details provided.
- I do not know the type of plant. (See pic) It will not bloom, and sometimes grows extentions of itself which can be cut off and replanted elsewhere. (That's how I got mine.)
- The pot is just the cheapest plastic pot I could find at the local store. I's essentially a glorified tupperware container with holes in the bottom.
- It's planted in potting soil that my roommate had sitting in the apartment. It seems like simple black dirt with those little white balls in it.
Here are some photos of the mold and the plant. The white bugs are too small to photograph with my camera. They are only about 2mm long and .5mm wide. They look like tiny white larva of some sort perhaps.
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Photo of mold (Inlined to make post shorter)
I'd like to apologize for my ignorance. Please help me provide you with more info if needed.