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White mold on the soil of indoor plants will disappear forever: the most effective remedy is in your kitchen

Yulia PoteriankoLife
A one-time treatment of the potting soil with cinnamon is sufficient

Among all of diseases of indoor plants, white mold on the soil is one of the most unpleasant. It is caused by mistakes in care, and it is not as easy to eliminate as we would like. Fortunately, an effective remedy can be found in almost any kitchen. This disease looks like a fluffy white coating on the ground and is not very dangerous in itself. However, it indicates more serious problems that can kill the flower. That's why it's important to know how to deal with white mold on the soil and what to do after it disappears.

The Express turned to florist experts who explained how to get rid of mold on the soil and prevent its reappearance. The first step is to physically remove the infected soil from the pot. Take a clean tool (you can even just use a spoon), and remove the top layer of soil. Don't forget to disinfect the tool afterward. And here are the three steps you need to take next.

Use cinnamon

The popular spice has pronounced fungicidal properties, so it will protect the soil from mold growth. Take a bag of ground cinnamon and sprinkle it on the soil in the pot. This will kill the remaining fungi and their spores. While the cinnamon is working, water the plant only from below, through the tray. Once the top layer of soil dries out, there will be no need to add cinnamon again as it destroy beneficial fungal forms in the ground almost right away.

Adjust the watering

To prevent mold from returning, don't water the soil too much in the future. Deviate from your usual schedule and water the plant when the top 3-5 cm of the soil in the pot is dry. You can check this with your finger or with a toothpick. In winter, the amount of water and frequency of watering should be reduced.

Keep the plants in a bright, well-ventilated place

Mold likes dark and warm places with stagnant air. That's why you should move the plant to a better-lit place with good circulation after the fungus has affected the soil. The sun's ultraviolet light will destroy the remnants of the infection. However, before doing so, make sure that the new conditions are suitable for your plant. For example, that it is not exposed to direct rays as diffused light is more preferable.

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