Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: White powder on my jade

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xdebbiex
Nov 9, 2017 10:19 AM CST
Hey all! One of my favorite jade plants is having an issue with a white powdery stuff on it. I've googled it and it sounds like it may be a fungus. I'm needing advice on how to get rid of it without killing my jade. Is there a safe fungicide that anyone has used that has worked? I tried milk and also baking soda spray but it only worked to wash it off and after a couple of days the powder came back. I just love this jade and I'd rather lose any eye than my precious jade. Any ideas?
Iowa
xdebbiex
Nov 9, 2017 10:20 AM CST
xdebbiex said:Hey all! One of my favorite jade plants is having an issue with a white powdery stuff on it. I've googled it and it sounds like it may be a fungus. I'm needing advice on how to get rid of it without killing my jade. Is there a safe fungicide that anyone has used that has worked? I tried milk and also baking soda spray but it only worked to wash it off and after a couple of days the powder came back. I just love this jade and I'd rather lose any eye than my precious jade. Any ideas?



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Baja_Costero
Nov 9, 2017 11:28 AM CST

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Strong light and good air flow are the best options if you suspect a fungal problem. Avoid milk or other home remedies that may contain food for the microorganisms. I would also avoid fungicides because any treatment is likely to lead to relapse in the absence of changes to the environment (light, air flow).

One thing that works great against various pests is 70% alcohol delivered from a spray bottle on the surfaces of the plant. It dehydrates exposed organisms without affecting the plant much, and then evaporates away afterwards.

I realize that now is about the worst time of year to dial up the light, but do what you can. As much light as possible indoors, like right by your sunniest south facing window. It is basically impossible to provide too much natural light for a jade indoors, given mild temperatures.
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xdebbiex
Nov 9, 2017 11:57 AM CST
Here's what it looks like
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purpleinopp
Nov 15, 2017 9:45 AM CST
Some of this looks like the normal residue that forms on Jades. In the last pic, it looks like a possible little critter on one leaf, a little whitish colored one.
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