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KaceyVeggies
Dec 20, 2016 9:44 AM CST
Hi everyone I recently bought a cheap spider plant from the store and after transplanting the top layer of soil is totally infected with small orange mold! Any ideas of what this is / how to get rid of it would be great!
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Dec 20, 2016 10:48 AM CST
The soil in the pot is staying too damp for too long. Once the soil has a chance to dry out a little, that orange mold will be history.
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Dec 20, 2016 10:51 AM CST
And spider plants don't like to be over-watered.
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sooby
Dec 20, 2016 5:44 PM CST
Just to add another thought, the pot is much too big for the plant which will potentially keep the potting mix wetter.
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WillC
Dec 24, 2016 6:27 PM CST
I don't see anything in the photo that looks like mold. I see some orange/tan pieces that look like bits of wood.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Dec 24, 2016 6:40 PM CST
If you look really look close at the wood chips and perlite chunks, you will see a layer of orange fungus. The suggestions were good: water less and plant in a smaller pot.
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Dec 25, 2016 9:48 AM CST
Perlite can be stained by organic components (peat, shredded bark, etc.) in the potting mix, turning it an unsightly orange-brown colour. You could always treat your plant with a fungicide to be on the safe side.
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Philipwonel
Dec 25, 2016 11:27 AM CST
Peroxide water to kill mold !
1 cup 3 percent to 1 gal water.
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