White Mold

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Louis

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I've recently noticed a white mold growing on top of the soil, is this a common thing? I dont have any fungicide to use so I plan on going down to the nursery today and picking some up. What brands work well and wont harm my vft? Are there any special instructions I need to follow when using fungicide on my VFT other than the instructions on the bottle?

Thanks for all the help guys!
 
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Hey Louis,

Not to tout what we have, but the Barot and Cleary 3336 are two of the best things to use for your CP's

The white stuff shouldn't be a problem.

If you are going to find something, Mancozeb ( There is another name but I can't remember ) will work just as fine. Just DON"T use it full strength. Dilute it down 1/2 to 1/4 the recommended dosage.

That will also take care of about everything.
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Other than that, I don't know of more.

DON"T do Neem oil! ( just friendly advice
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Louis

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Thanks jaie, I didnt know if this mold would kill my plants if I left it there for too long, thats why I was wanting to go out and buy something to treat them with asap. I think I'll go ahead and purchase from PFT.com and maybe add another CP to my collection!

Thanks!
 
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A good heavy spraying of the substrate with pure water, or a heavy flushing of the substrate will help to discourage the growth of this fungus short term. Also decrease the humidity and provide some air circulation. I also suggest you keep the plant isolated from anything else in your collection as the fungus can spread by spore dispersal infecting other pots.
 
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