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    Let me guess. Was it Lowe's?
    Did you see meaily bugs? Put a Q-tip in alcohol and dab it on them.

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    Cinnamon works pretty well in my experience. I suppose that alcohol or peroxide may work to kill the fungus, but not sure about peroxide's effects on the plants and media. If you don't have cinnamon, you could probably ask your neighbors for some. You don't need a whole lot, just enough to get the media sparsely covered.
    ~Joe

    PS - Er, just saw the post about finding neem oil, so I guess it's a moot point. Best luck with it!
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    Yes, they came from Lowe's.
    They sure were beautiful when I brought them home, but when I un-potted them..., ugh!
    Now that I have then re-potted they look like they have had a bit of a hard life. I hope they perk back up.
    I didn't see any mealy bugs, but to my knowledge I have never seen any mealy bugs, so am not sure what they look like. I didn't see anything moving about. I'll Google mealy bugs so I'll know what to look for next time.
    After the rains let up I'll give them a dose of Ortho Systemic for just in case.

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    Well the flavas are all re-potted.
    For a while they were all droopy and sad looking but now they are perking up.
    I would like to re-use the 3 1/2" pots they came in, they are just about the right size for some Pings that need re-potting.
    Would a good soak in some strong bleach water get rid of any mold spores that might still be lurking about?

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    Yup it sure would. Though you'd probably be ok with just a rinse, disinfecting is a sure bet to a safer medium especially if you are going to grow inside where fungus is more of a pain than inside. I spray mine with bleach and rinse them thoroughly and let them dry after being wiped clean. I know some ppl that microwave them if the plastic is microwave safe.

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    I have fungus go around in my pots sometimes, but I've never gone so far as to use bleach. I usually make pots ahead of time and let them sit outside in the elements with nothing growing in them. I rinse them with boiling water when I first make the pot, and then again shortly before I get ready to plant. I'm pretty sure I've got some beneficial microbes circulating in my collection so I don't want to impede any probiotic activity. I can't recall ever having any problems with rot except when transplanting damaged or diseased plants. I get mushrooms in my pots but I'm not sure I've ever lost a Sarr rhizome to fungus, and only a few VFTs and other genera.
    Which is not to say sterilization is bad - I'm just not compelled to do it under most circumstances. I'm busy enough trying to manage mosses and other weeds.
    ~Joe
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    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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