fungus - Knowledgebase Question

Brooklyn, NY
Question by gil_smos
June 25, 2006
Hi, there is a fungus in my pepermint plant.
is that dangerous? what should I do?
thanks a lot

Answer from NGA
June 25, 2006


Based on your description I am not certain what you are seeing. If it is a mushroom or similar growth on the soil surface, just scrape it off and remove it. This would be growing on decomposing material in the potting mix (such as wood chips) and will not damage the plant.

If there is a fungal infection affecting the leaves on the plant itself, you will need to trim it back quite hard and try to improve the growing conditions. Provide a location with ample sun, good air circulation, and avoid wetting the foliage when you water.

I hope this helps.

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