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Palm Bay, FL
gardenlover321
Feb 25, 2018 11:16 AM CST
What is causing a white powdery "design"on my glazed container that my lime shrub has been planted in. I wiped but it has returned.
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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
Feb 25, 2018 1:02 PM CST
It almost looks as if the ceramic glaze is crazed - but it wipes off! Perhaps there are actually fine cracks and the white stuff is an opportunistic mold of some sort. Is the pattern always identical?
Porkpal
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plantmanager
Feb 25, 2018 1:20 PM CST
I have the same problem with one of my pots. The pot is crazed and tiny amounts of water seep out. When it evaporates, the mineral salts are left. I just wipe it off occasionally since there is only a miniscule amount of water lost.
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Palm Bay, FL
gardenlover321
Feb 25, 2018 1:36 PM CST
Thank you both for your responses. It won't hurt my lime tree then?
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
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porkpal
Feb 25, 2018 3:26 PM CST
Not a bit.
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