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What is this stuff in my plant pot that looks like orange frogspawn?

Does anyone know what this stuff is in the bottom of my plant pot? I noticed it when I was pouring the excess water in it, because I accidentally waterlogged my cactus. It could be slime mould, but it ...
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Raised bed soil problem

I’m finding white dry clumps in soil. Last year nothing would grow in this area. I think it may be a mold. My question is how to treat.
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Diagnosing mint plant with yellow spots on leaves

Can anyone help me to diagnose this problem of yellow spots on the leaves of my mint plant? From googling the issue, I'm relatively sure that the answer is overwatering, underwatering, too much sun, ...
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Can I save a moldy mango seed that already sprouted?

I started growing this mango seed about aonth a half ago maybe two months. But I know I last watered it like maybe a month ago and it was watered well but a week later after I had I thought I drowned ...
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Is there mold or mildew growing in/on my Kalanchoe?

I picked up a Kalanchoe at the beginning of the summer without knowing anything about their care. I ended up over-watering it at first, which made it leggy and it grew many smaller leaves than it ...
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What is this substance on my golden pathos’ soil?

I noticed some really small white bugs made their home in my golden pathos’ soil. i did some research and i think they might be whiteflies or soil mites but i’m hoping for the latter. They are ...
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Is this mold or fungus from my Mykos (Mycorrhizae) powder? Also, my leaves have slight yellow spots on them?

These are 4 week old jalapenos. I am growing them in grow bags and I see white fuzz (not sure what it is) on most of the grow bags. Also noticing some spotting on the leaves. Any advice is greatly ...
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Can I remove mold from moss with anti fungal?

I had some java moss growing in a closed box, doing well. But I noticed white stringy growth that I thought was fungus since it doesn't get any direct sun. I sprinkled some anti fungal made of ...
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Identification of brown fungi/mold

I was walking around my backyard and step on what I thought was a pile of dirt. Almost immediately after stepping on it, a puff of brown dusted emanated from this and I was taken back. Upon further ...
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What is this grey-white mold/fungus below my tree?

I’m trying to grow a tree and I keep finding this fungus in the soil (photo attached). My plant isn’t doing well (it is a potted evergreen and is growing inside). I give my plant a good watering once-...
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Is brewing plum alcohol forming mold like this suitable to make fertiliser or discarding?

I have a jar of plum alcohol that it is forming mold already due to the uncovered area not being filled with alcohol again. So would like to know what is the best use of it such as the possibility of ...
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what do I have to prepare for prevention of molds in germination of a plant?

question I want to prevent molds while I'm germinating plants. condition when I first tried to grow a chili pepper, people suggested me to use wet paper towels for germination. (http://www....
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how can i save a succulent from white mold?

It got this white mold a couple days ago. Is it possible to save it?
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How can I rescue a Jade plants half-killed by mold?

I have a Jade plant which had a trunk shaped like a Y. After getting back from a few weeks vacation, one "leg" of the Y was completely wilted and limp looking. Looking closer, I noticed that ...
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Mold growing on the pot surface

On the surface of this pot there have been this mold growing. The color varies from yellow-white to bright yellow. Is it dangerous for the plant, can it spread to the other pots I have in the house ...
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Why is there green mold ? on my ming tree trunk and leaves are wilting and dying?

I have a 40+ year old Ming Tree that has always been very lush and full, however, the leaves are now wilting and dying (they remain green but just wilt and then die). There is also blue/green mold ...
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How can I tell when a crab-apple tree is dead?

I have a crab-apple tree for a few years that was fine, as much as I can tell, however this year it didn't grow leaves. This is south Canada zone and all trees around are green for many weeks now. ...
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Kentia Palm Dying! Sooty Mold? Root Rot?

I've tried searching but I can't find any similar cases to mine. I'm a plant newbie so apologies if I'm missing something obvious. My Kentia Palm (bought about 2 years ago from IKEA) is really ...
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What is growing on the edge of my flower pots? (indoor)

On the edge of three of my flower pots is growing this white hairy layer after I returned from a two weeks vacation. The other pots are not affected while standing in the same room. I gave plenty of ...
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What is soil mold and how to kill it

I used neem oil spray on a succulent that had mealybugs. 5 days later, This fuzzy, stringy white mold appeared all over the soil. It stunk, and I hated it. I sprayed the mold with neem oil, and the ...
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Why are my seeds getting moldy

This is the third time that I try to germinate seed, like strawberry raspberry kiwi and stuffs I put it in glass container with wet cotton balls in it Instead of the seeds germinate they always get ...
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Most effective way to remove mold from microgreens

I've seen a few ways to remove mold from microgreens, but I'm not sure how to do this exactly to be harmless for my customers. I've read this article and as far as I understand I need to use 35% since ...
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What is this white mold growing in my germinating avocado roots?

It forms white textured bumps near the top of the root, underwater: This also happened to a previous avocado seed I started, and when the plant died after about 12 months, I dug up the roots, and ...
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How much should I worry about these moldy-looking growths?

I have a raised garden bed that has started to show what looks like mold or moss on the soil: This website seems to think it's harmless, while this one disagrees. And then there's the green stuff. ...
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What is this white fuzz on my mango seedling?

My mango seedling has some white fuzzy fungus-like spot on one of its leaves. What is it, and what should I do about it? A quick google search suggests powdery mildew, but I doubt that's it as the ...
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Identify the mold

This dirt like thing is on much of my Skip Laurel. It’s a mold right? Can you help identify the mold, cause and remedy?
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Mold on bottom of fig tree

Bottom of fig tree with soft spongy mold Can anybody tell me what this is at the bottom of my fig tree? It looks like it killed part of it? Any remedy or advice. Thanks
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How to avoid clay pots from turning white and moldy outside?

My pots are turning white outside because of the mold and it bothers me a lot. Is there anything I can do? Does it have to do with the humidity of the place where I live (Portugal) or with the type of ...
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How to rescue my fittonia from white mold?

I’m trying to rescue my sister’s fittonia. They were very dry when I got them but after repotting them, I notice this white moldy stuff on all the stems and the leaves were all wilting. Please help!
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Found this cotton like mold in areca palm in earthed plant

Found this in my areca palm trees planted in ground. The place is moist and recieves lesser sunlight. Should this be treated with some fungicide or just a raking of soil would do ? It is winter ...
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White & red mould/fungus growing on my tree

I've just noticed these horrible white/red mould patches on my tree. I'm in the UK, it is winter here. Could someone please tell me what it is and how do I get rid of it. The tree is above 25ft tall ...
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Mold with hydroponic cultivation

I recently started a new hydroponic culture with an AeroGrow Aerogarden Harvest Slim. I put it in my house that doesn't have a good air circulation but bad neither; it's a standard room of ~40 square ...
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Dealing with fungus and molds

I'm interested in ways to deal (remove) fungus from spaces used to germinate seeds. I noticed that hydrogen peroxide, isopropylacohol and baking soda. Are these just for fungus or mold too?
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Seeds That Grow in Decomposing Scraps

Are there any seeds that will tolerate growing in decomposing scraps of food? My city collects organic waste, but I thought I'd try to put it to use myself. I have a can of sweetened red bean paste ...
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Moldy rubber tree plant

I live in Austin, TX. I have a rubber tree plant that's about five years old. It's not in good shape and I'm having trouble getting it healthy again. A few years back I overwatered it and the whole ...
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What is this white web-like, mold-like thing on the plant

what is this web-like, mold-like thing on the base of the watch chain succulent plant? I searched in google for plant "molds" --> I saw powdery mildew. I think this is not that. It's more similar to ...
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Help! Why is my pepper plant experiencing dogs vomit slime mold?

I have a potted pepper and tomato plant (I know I need to move one out for more space) but yesterday I walked out and my pepper plant was having its leaves just fall off and my tomato plants almost ...
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Moldy apple core in potted plant

Put an apple core in the pot with my plant and now it’s getting moldy and the mold is spreading to the soil. Will the mold hurt my plant? Or is this all part of the composting process?
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House plant growing mold -help!

I've had this house plant for almost 2 years. I don't know what it is. My husband got it from Trader Joe's as a gift for me. I keep it by a window and it gets morning sunlight. But we live in the ...
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White mold or insects on magic basil plant

I have these little things all over a magic basil plant and they seem to be spreading to other nearby herbs as welll: They look kind of like insects but they're not moving so it could be some kind of ...
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Mold on tomato leaves

I've noticed these moldy, fuzzy spots on many of my tomato plants: I figured it is some sort of a mold problem, but I couldn't find which one exactly and what to do with it. The plants are on the ...
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There is this strange white growth around the outside of my pot plants

So, recently we have been conducting an experiment in which we have had to try and grow bean plants while using fertiliser to compare which fertiliser is the best in terms of growth. Over three weeks ...
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Why do I have brown "jelly" and rotten smell inside my healthy looking tomatoes?

I have about 30 tomato plants of several varieties, all hybrid except for one heirloom. Every single tomato plant is having the same issue but my peppers, eggplant, green beans, and cucumbers are fine ...
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Moldy looking soil in my greenhouse

I have had moldy looking soil in my greenhouse for the last couple of years. It looks like fine dust on top of the soil. My greenhouse is well ventilated and I have used various fungicides with no ...
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Unidentified mold on garlic cloves

I found this mold growing on two of my garlic cloves today. I have planted the garlic in a pot indoors at least two weeks ago with two others. I water it only when I think the soil feels dry, the ...
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White spots and patches that look like mold in water tank used to water plants automatically

When I leave for multiple weeks I leave an automatic water pump to water some of my more needy plants. When I returned, I noticed there were white patches on the water pump, as well as on the surface ...
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What is growing on my pots and soil?

I used to have these plants growing in my dorm room. I needed to add some more herbs to my collection, so I dug up most of the previous plants, took the soil from the pots, and mixed it with home ...
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Is there a way to kill the mold on soil surface in pots?

I’ve had mold growing on the surface of my pots for a long while. I kept removing the soil from the surface but that didn’t help. So I went and bought expensive fancy soil!! I took out the plants from ...
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Is having moss in your terrarium similiar to a layer of activated charcoal?

I am making a terrarium and almost everywhere (on the web) it says to add a layer of activated charcoal between the soil and drainage rocks. I plan on creating a sort of 'meadows' look by making small ...
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What is this white furry-looking mold in my potted plants?

Can anyone help me identify the mold growing in two of my potted plants, and how to treat them? I bought the plants and potted them two weeks ago. The flowering plant is in a pot with a drainage hole ...
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