How to get rid of white plaque on flower pots: a simple tiphack

The plaque can make pots look old and untidy.

Lovers of houseplants sooner or later are faced with such a phenomenon as a white deposit on pots. And many have a question - is it dangerous and how to get rid of this plaque?

LA Times expert explained all the intricacies of the causes of such plaque development. And told if it's worth spending time removing it.

White deposits on the walls of pots are nothing more than calcium and other minerals in water or fertilizer. Clay pots, due to the texture of the material, accumulate them the most. It collects on the walls and does no harm, neither to the pot itself, nor to the plant in it. So the problem can be considered primarily an aesthetic one.

But the plaque can also signal you to adjust your watering. It would be better, for example, to have water left over so that it is gentler and contains fewer impurities. Also, reread the fertilizer instructions again and possibly reduce the dosage.

Some home florists may like this buildup. Some even intentionally encourage deposits and green algae to grow on the walls of the pot to give it an aged appearance. If you are not one of them, vinegar can help get rid of the buildup.

Remove the plant from the container you want to clean. Mechanically remove as much of the plaque as possible with a wire scraper and apply vinegar to the remaining deposits. After a few minutes, the acid will dissolve the lime and the pot will only need to be rinsed well under running water. To protect the pot from further plaque formation, treat the walls with linseed oil. It will give the surface a beautiful shine.

Previously OBOZREVATEL told how to remove white mold from the pot, which can be dangerous for the plant.

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