12 Big Mistakes That Lead to Mold and Mildew Growth

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Newbie plant parents may be most concerned about underwatering their houseplants, but in fact overwatering is just as big a problem. Not only does soggy soil “drown” and rot the roots of a plant, it also serves as an open invitation for mold to move in. If you notice a layer of white, fuzzy mold on the surface of your houseplants’ soil, use a spoon to scoop away the top inch or so of the dirt and replace it with clean, fresh potting soil. Going forward, cut down on your watering, giving your plants a drink only when the soil is dry down to about a half inch or an inch below the surface.

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Original Article Source Credits:   Bob Vila , https://www.bobvila.com/

Article Written By:  Michelle Ullman

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