It’s rewarding to have lush, green plants in your home, but once they become infected with mold or mildew, it can be difficult to bring them back to health. White mold on plants is commonly called powdery mildew. If left untreated, powdery mildew can become a major issue and last as long as a year and spread to other plants in your home. Powdery mildew can be caused by over watering, low household light and poor air circulation.
Do Your Plants Have Powdery Mildew?
If your plant has powdery mildew, the leaves will appear white or gray and have a light fur covering. The longer the mildew resides on your houseplants, the foliage will begin to turn yellow and fall from the plant. The leaves and flower buds will also become stunted or deformed. Powdery mildew steals nutrients from your plants, causing the plant to eventually die if left untreated.
Disease Management and Treatment
If your plant has been attacked by powdery mildew, be sure to remove any affected leaves and then get rid of them. You should then promote air circulation by placing a fan by your plants or place more space between plants. Spray infected plants with Pure 3-Way to treat your plant’s powdery mildew problem and make sure it never comes back. By using natural ingredients, including lemongrass oil, Pure 3-Way is able to rid your plants of powdery mildew without harming the plant or your loved ones with harsh chemicals.
Once you’ve treated your plants, be sure to handle your plants with clean hands and to sterilize your gardening tools before using them on other house plants – this will ensure you’re not spreading the fungus to other plants.