White mold can quickly become a problem for your houseplants if you don’t care properly for your plants. This fungus that affects almost any plant can be defeated and you should know that it also appears in the garden.
White mold is a disease that affects a wide variety of plants, a fungus that grows even in dry areas, affecting the leaves, the stem and the flowers of the infected plants.
Most often attacked plants are roses, grapes, courgettes, cucumbers, lilacs, and some apple varieties.
How to control white mold
When you notice that a plant is infected with white mold, you must take action immediately to prevent the spread of the fungus. Cut and destroy the parts of the affected plant and be sure to enhance the air circulation around the plant.
It’s not recommended to use fertilizers as long as the mold problem has not completely disappeared, because this fungus attacks, in particularly, fresh buds. Avoid watering the plants from high above until you are sure that the white mold is completely gone.
To kill white mold you can use different fungicides, from sulfur and baking soda to horticultural oil and fungicides based on chemicals.
Most fungicides should be applied once every 7-14 days if you want to prevent the appearance of white mold.
You can even make a simple fungicide for your houseplants and those in the garden.
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of liquid dish soap
- 4 liters of water
Mix all the above ingredients and pour it in a spray bottle.
How to apply?
First, check the plant’s resistance to this mixture, by applying it on a small area and never when the plant is exposed in direct sunlight. Generally water the plants two days before application and only use fresh mixture in all affected areas to eliminate the white mold in your garden.