Black root rot is like a serial killer of the plant world. This fungal pathogen destroys the production of plants, and just doesn’t seem to ever go away.
Kick Black Root Rot to the Curb!
The black root rot fungus attacks the root of the plant, hence it’s name. By starting at the root, the fungus interferes with the root absorbing any of the nutrients it needs. As a result, the plants begin having symptoms that indicate nutritional distress. The plant will begin to turn yellow and the roots will appear unhealthy and an off-white, gray, or black color, depending on the severity and stage of the infection.
So, how do you control this plant-killing fungus? Well, it can be pretty difficult once the pathogen establishes itself in the growing area. You should pay very close attention to sanitation. Don’t reuse plastic pots or trays, and store your plants somewhere that will keep them safe from contamination. Be sure to always give your plants a once-over when placing them in a new pot – the roots should be a healthy white color. Stress is a huge contributor to the growth of root rot, so avoid excessive moisture around the roots, adverse temperatures, and chemical-filled products (organic fungicides are much better!)
The ultimate way to make sure your plants are safe from black root rot is to use Pure 3-Way as a preventative measure. By implanting all-natural ingredients such as lemon grass oil, one of the safest natural fungicides on the planet, meaning it won’t harm your plants in the long run like other fungicides on the market!