Houseplants forum: Novice Houseplant Enthusiast - Mouldy Roots ?

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elena85
Aug 24, 2016 7:22 AM CST
Hi,

Can someone please tell me if my Sathiphyllum has mouldy roots?

Thank you

Elena
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Aug 24, 2016 8:01 AM CST
Looks like it. What does it smell like? Gene

elena85
Aug 24, 2016 8:19 AM CST
Hi Gene,

Thank you for your reply.

There isn't a smell mould, I just smalls like soil.

is there anything I can do to rid of the mould ?

Elena
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gasrocks
Aug 24, 2016 9:11 AM CST
Get/wash all the dirt out of the root ball. Trim off about 1/2 of the roots (promotes growth.) Spray with a good Fungicide. Gene
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Name: Gene Staver
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gasrocks
Aug 25, 2016 12:55 AM CST
I'd throw out the pot it used to be in or seriously bleach it. Gene

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