Sooty Mold - Houseplants Disease and Control

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Houseplants Disease, Sooty Mould disease

Sooty Mold

Sooty Mold is a black mold which grows on the sticky honeydew deposited by aphids, scales, mealy bugs and whiteflies. This sooty mould reduces plant growth and vigour by blocking pores and shading the leaf surface area for sunlight absorption.

  • To remove the sooty mould, clean the plant by wiping with a damp soft cloth and rinse with warm water.
  • To prevent future attacks, deal promptly with the pests which produce the sticky honeydew. Read more on how to control Aphids, Scales, Mealy Bugs and Whiteflies.

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