Posted 3M ago by @SucculentGirl

My Sedum Adolphi’s POT is growing mold??

Today I took down one of my S. Adolphi plants to water it and I noticed that it has some fuzzy white and greenish mold growing on the pot… but on the OUTSIDE. I don’t know how long it’s been there and I didn’t notice it until now as it’s not very much but it’s definitely still there. What would cause this and should I be worried? Thank you! (P.S. my plant profiles aren’t very updated cuz I can’t figure it out so don’t trust the profile lol and if u got a question feel free to ask and yes the bottom is glued because my mom glued up the drainage holes on some of my pots before I could stop her so I just have to be more careful watering.
4ft to light, indirect
Last watered 6 months ago
Best Answer
This isn’t super uncommon with terracotta - I’ve had it happen before! My best guess is that it’s related to excess moisture/humidity, especially since the pot doesn’t have drainage holes and the mold is towards the bottom. Terracotta is very porous and absorbs water, so if you accidently overwater and there’s no drainage, the pot will hold onto it.

I would take the plant out to fully clean the pot - I use hydrogen peroxide, but you can also use water/soap or bleach! And see if you can pick off the glue before reusing that pot!
And I forgot to ask- should I wash the mold off the pot?