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Postby sweetviolets13 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:04 pm

Oh no! I checked on my sleeping fly trap today only to find a white fluffy mold growing on top of my nutritionless soil! How?! Why?! My flytrap is successfully asleep for the winter and thus is extra defenseless. What should I do? Should I repot it? Should I just remove the mold? Do I even need to worry about it? It appears to just be a mold, no fungus, and it was only on top of the soil in the corner of the pot.
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Re: Mold!

Postby Darkrai283 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:09 pm

Just remove the mold and make sure the soil is only moist and not wet while it is dormant (sleeping).
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Re: Mold!

Postby Daniel_G » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:10 pm

sweetviolets13 wrote: It appears to just be a mold, no fungus,

ummm... i think mold is a type of fungus :lol: hmm i would remove the fungus, just scrape it off the soil. or if you want to you could apply some funguside, i think that works on soil aswell? all in all i dont think you will have to repot it :D
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Re: Mold!

Postby Darkrai283 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:17 pm

squirtoman wrote:ummm... i think mold is a type of fungus hmm i would remove the fungus, just scrape it off the soil. or if you want to you could apply some funguside, i think that works on soil aswell? all in all i dont think you will have to repot it

And to make sure the mold doesn't grow back again, keep the soil only moist and NOT WET! And if its dormant, water your vft a bit more less as it won't take in most of the water as its not actively growing like in the summer!
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Re: Mold!

Postby Matt » Sat Nov 06, 2010 5:47 am

As others have said, you should remove the mold. Keeping it less wet will also help prevent it returning. I'd recommend better air movement and more direct sunlight, if possible, to help prevent the mold from returning. You could also treat the soil with a fungicide.
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