Furthermore, why is there white mold on my soil?
The white fluffy stuff on the plant soil is most likely a harmless saprophytic fungus. Too much water, poor soil drainage, contaminated potting soil, and a lack of sunlight can all cause fungal problems (mold) on the plant soil. The “perfect” environment for white mold on house plants to grow is dampness and low light.
Moreover, is white mold on soil good for plants?
A white mold growing over the surface of houseplant potting soil is usually a harmless saprophytic fungus. Although the fungus doesn’t damage the plant, it is unsightly and indicates that there is a problem.
How do I get rid of mold in my garden soil?
– you notice that there is some mold growing on the surface of your soil. … The mold you see growing there is not dangerous, not usually allergenic, and is actually a good thing for your plants and soil.
Boiling water will kill fungus in the soil. You can take the soil you want to use and then pour boiling water over it. If you use enough boiling water, the soil will now be sterile, and you could use it for potting. Please remember that the boiling water will have also removed many of the nutrients your plant requires.
White mold is a disease that causes stem rot, wilt and death of many common flowers. Hard, resting structures, called sclerotia, allow the fungus to survive for many years. This lets the fungus reinfect gardens each year.