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Mold in Peace Lily soil

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by syl726 on March 22, 2004 05:38 PM
OK, I did it. I finally got tired of the mold in the soil of my Peace Lily. I'd been scooping it out only for it to return. Over the weekend I decided to repot and guess what?? The soil was PACKED to the roots [Frown] I carefully rinsed them clean and there were some white looking, (hopefully) healthy roots. So I figured since the soil was so packed to the roots, it was holding water not really ever drying and being able to appreciate fresh waterings [teacher] . I hope this gets rid of my problem. Wish me luck. [thumb]
by Newt on March 22, 2004 09:14 PM
Hi Sy,

Good luck!

Newt

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by Jiffymouse on March 22, 2004 10:10 PM
[thumb] here's luck to you [thumb]
by Will Creed on March 23, 2004 12:30 AM
The soil is supposed to be packed around the roots. The new soil you added will soon be packed around the roots, as well. That's perfectly normal.

I hope that you used a quality sterilized potting mix so that you will not have any future mold problems.

I also hope that the soil replacement has not completely traumatized the plant.

Good luck!!
by Ravensrun65 on April 08, 2004 04:13 AM
Here's an odd question for ya! What color, texture, etc., was the mold? I use old coffee grinds on my roses, and if I haven't dried the grinds in the oven before I use it, sometimes this big orange "bubble" appears....it's actually mold! I just use a peroxide solution to cure the problem. 1 part peroxide to 10 parts water. Same as for seedlings to prevent "damping off". I hope this helps!
Raven

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