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  1. Panda_chip12

    Panda_chip12 New Member

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    Hello. Currently a couple of my plants have been affected by a growing white/orange fungus. I'm worried that it'll eventually kill them. Is there anything i can do to stop it? My mango tree and mini roses are the ones that have been affected. (They are currently indoor for the time being and are growing really well)[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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    You're over-watering them based on your pictures.
     
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    How often should i water them?
     
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    I agree with ranch, over watering. Not so much of a how often based on calendar but as they need it.

    Stick your finger in the soil about to the first knuckle. The soil should be moist but not wet - in the pics you showed the soil is wet. If it's less than moist and soft then water the plant.
     
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    Thank you! This helps me a lot!
     
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    Each type of plant is different... Some may prefer to have their soil fairly dry most of the time, while others need it moist. Some may need the soil to dry out in between waterings.

    As a general rule, you can perform the finger test. Stick a finger in the soil up to your first knuckle & notice if the soil is moist enough. If you finger can’t even enter the soil, it definitely needs to be watered. If you reach an inch or so deep but your finger is completely dry, it probably needs water. If the top inch feels fairly moist & some of the dirt sticks to your finger, it probably has enough water.

    Or you can buy a moisture meter that sticks in the soil & it will tell you when the plant needs water.
     
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    Another thing is to make sure you have drainage holes in the bottom of your pots. You would be better off using terracotta clay pots next time as they will absorb excess water & allow it to evaporate. Plastic, metal or glazed enamel pots hold the water in, thus creating a poor environment.
     
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    Thank you! Ill definitely look into buying new pots and a moisture meter
     
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    Mango tree and mini roses. I had a mango tree growing (from pit) until my dad's Boston Terrier ate it. I've never been able to keep roses alive.

    I agree with the clay pots helping this as they allow the soil to dry through them.

    There are cheap soil moisture indicators that may work for you:
    Wormie The Water Sensor
     
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    Aww poor tree, maybe you should try growing another . This is the first time im growing a tree and roses.
     

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