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How do you care for a plant that has mold on the soil eeven all around the plant itself?

the mold is growing so fast i don't know what to do about it. right now the plant is still green. but i don't know how long it will last with the rate the mold is growing.

 
oldfashionSAHM

Asked by oldfashionSAHM at 10:48 AM on Mar. 29, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • change the soil & get a sandy soil that drains well. First off, get that plant OUT of the soil, buy some new dirt for it.

    If the plant looks alive & is not wilting, it still has a chance.

    What kind of plant is it?
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:54 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I don't have much of a green thumb but it sounds like it has died. I'd get rid of plant, soil, and container.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 10:49 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • What kind of plant are we talking about? If the plant itself has mold on it, then it is probably rotten, but you say the plant is still green. What color is the mold? Are you seeing white, fuzzy spots? If so, that could be an insect, and it's definitely not good for your plant.
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 10:53 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • i stop watering it for a few days to let the mold dry out and then start to water again.. mold can only grow where it is moist
    zoejains_momma

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 10:53 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • mold doesn't like sunlight also. Once you change the dirt, put it in a sunny spot to keep the mold from coming back.
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:55 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • pinch off the brown leaves...
    You can also buy more basil they are being sold all over the markets down here in GA right now..

    Sounds like too much watering. Basil likes to dry out between waterings (but not for too long obviously)
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:57 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I agree- too wet! Get rid of all the wet dirt and repot it, then put it in a sunny spot. Only water when the soil is dry about a finger's length down into the pot.
    lovingmy4babies

    Answer by lovingmy4babies at 11:00 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I would imagine that you would take the plan out of the soild completely. Then rinse it off and put it in a new pot with enriched soil. Then add a little plant food. Should be okay. Strange about the mold though.
    Wish2Be

    Answer by Wish2Be at 11:04 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • basil herb. the plants green the mold is on the soil only. the new growth is white the older growth is turning brown.
    oldfashionSAHM

    Comment by oldfashionSAHM (original poster) at 10:55 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • it was outside and it rained all weekend. i didn't think about bringing any of the herbs in till they started talking about snow. not long after bringing it in the mold started.
    oldfashionSAHM

    Comment by oldfashionSAHM (original poster) at 10:59 AM on Mar. 29, 2011

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