White Soil Fungus - Knowledgebase Question

Avatar for MOMONEY
Question by MOMONEY
May 21, 1999
I've noticed a white fuzzy looking growth on the top of the soil of my houseplants. It seems to be spreading in each pot. Is it some type of fungus? How do I control it?

Answer from NGA
May 21, 1999
In all probability the white material you see is some sort of mineral build-up. To control it you can carefully scrape away the top layer of the soil, and then water your plants heavily with plain water, allow them to drain and then repeating several times. This should leach out the excess minerals. Sometimes the build-up is also a sign that your plants need to be repotted using some fresh soil.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "Kalanchoe"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.