Community

Posted 6M ago by @nomoredeadplant

ms. ma’am’s mold 🙄
#PurpleShamrocks i have such a persistent mold problem with this little shawty. i had to repot her a hot minute ago because of it, which totally wrecked her, but she’s sprouting again and growing well. even still, literally EVERY time i water her she gets white, fuzzy mold! i’m not too concerned for her health because she seems to be growing just fine despite it, but i’d rather not have a giant pot of mold in my room. i don’t think it’s an issue with the drainage/pot, and ive tried the nifty cinnamon trick to no avail. any help?
2ft to light, direct
4” pot without drainage
Last watered 2 months ago
I have that same problem with my small plants and I just put cinnamon on the top soil and it has helped a lot!!
It says you have no drainage. Did you put new soil when you repotted? Can you also put her in a south facing window for even more sunlight? Bottom watering might help with the mold too via #buttchug. Purple shamrocks are bulbs and like cool weather and should be placed into dormancy in the summer. So the vacation might do her some good.
@Lovinglearning i tried that and it didn’t seem to help :/
@Jilliebeanstalk my page for her is a little outdated - she’s in a pot with drainage now, and i tried buttchugging her to no avail 😩 i’ll try to give her a break and just monitor the soil for now, and move her to a better spot
@nomoredeadplant can you take a current photo?
I had a problem with one of my plants getting mold, so I added a layer of cactus soil to the top. Since it dries a lot quicker, it’s not prone to the mold.
@Jilliebeanstalk the picture isn’t uploading, not sure why. it’s in a 5in terracotta pot, near a window with shade. the mold is mostly on the top/middle soil and isn’t usually very visible, but it grows like crazy when i water her. i sprinkle some cinnamon to kill the bits i can see, but it keeps coming back so the trick isn’t exactly working 😩
@Delaine i’ll try this! seems like it might work, the mold usually doesn’t permeate too deep.
@nomoredeadplant I know they like direct sun. Can you unshade or move to a sunny spot
@Jilliebeanstalk huh, i’d been told they prefer bright indirect light because the leaves can get dry easily? i’ll still try her in a sunnier spot while the mold persists. maybe she’ll grow better there too!
Mines in direct sun, that’s what I read. I’ll research a bit more just in case.
@nomoredeadplant update on purple gal??
@Jilliebeanstalk she lives! the mold still does pop up on occasion, though it’s not nearly as bad after adding some cactus soil and regularly cinnamon-ing. she didn’t sprout many new stems after repotting (just 5), but she’s alive!

See more content like this

Growing healthy plants can be intimidating, but you’re not in it alone. Get inspired from other Greg users!
Discover the Community