As beautiful as houseplants are, it would be a shame if powdery mildew took over and destroyed them. Houseplants can be easy to take care of, but what if disease attacks? If you find powdery mildew on your houseplant, these steps should help treat the issue:
6 Tips for Treating Powdery Mildew
- Inspect your plants for signs of powdery mildew. You’ll notice a white or gray powdery coating on the leaves, the stems and flowers. Areas that have been affected may appear crumpled or distorted.
- Prune away parts of the plant that have been affected by powdery mildew. Be sure to clean your scissors with rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer after each cut. This will help to avoid spreading the fungus that causes powdery mildew.
- Remove and destroy the parts of the plants that were pruned. Remember to throw it in the trash, not in your compost pile, which will just spread the disease.
- Spray your powdery mildew affected plants with a Pure 3-Way. Pure 3-Way uses natural ingredients, including lemongrass oil, to fight off plant disease, like powdery mildew, without harming your plant or loved ones. Now you can relax knowing that you’re not using harsh chemicals to get rid of powdery mildew.
- Once the powdery mildew problem has been solved, it’s important to continue the fight against plant disease by applying Green Thumb to your plants on a regular basis. Not only will Green Thumb keep mold and mildew away, but you no longer need to worry about pests, like spider mites, either!
- In order to provide proper ventilation and air circulation for your houseplants, you should pay special attention to how you arrange them. Make sure there is enough space between each plant – lack of air circulation is one culprit in the growth of powdery mildew.