White fuzzy mold is caused by the airborne spores of a fungus that generally attaches to a young leaf. The damage gets even more serious when it spreads to other parts of the plant. Moreover, indoor plants are the most susceptible to this infection, due to warm, humid areas. The damage can weaken the plant and reduce its vegetation. Thus, you need natural pesticides to help prevent the spores from spreading. This is where you get them! Keep reading!
1. Burst That Fungus
The use of baking soda to kill white fuzzy mold. When a wet baking soda mixture comes in contact with the fungus, it causes a reaction. This is the reaction you want because it will cause the fungus to burst, killing the mold.
Moreover, it is even more effective when you combine it with oil and soap to help it spread and stick to the plant. Thus, mix 1 tablespoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon castile soap in 1 gallon of water. Spray the plants once a week to kill the white fuzzy mold and on new growth to prevent it from becoming infected.
2. Milky all the way
Dilute milk in a spray bottle using the ration of 1 part milk and 9 parts water. Spray the leaves and stems of your plants. Reapply the diluted milk weekly to help prevent re-growth. You should not use a stronger solution it will cause the formation of different kinds of mold.
3. Use garlic despite the smell
I know, it smells. And you don’t want that around beautiful and scented flowers. However, the garlic is known for its antifungal properties. A garlic spray can be used alone or you can add garlic to other antifungal sprays.
You could infuse oil with garlic by adding a head of chopped garlic to equal parts oil and rubbing alcohol, enough to thoroughly cover the garlic. Let the garlic soak for a couple days then remove the garlic and soak it in 1 cup of water overnight. Remove and discard the garlic or puree it until it liquefies.
Then, combine the infused oil, infused water, and 1 tablespoon castile soap with 1 gallon of water. Spray the plants to kill the mold and spray new growth to protect it. Note that garlic also acts as an insecticide and will also eliminate both good and bad insects from the garden.
4. Burn it with vinegar
Vinegar is highly acidic due to the acetic acid content, which makes it effective in killing mold. The downside is vinegar also acts as a natural herbicide and too high of a concentration can burn the plant’s leaves. Diluting the vinegar too much can also make it ineffective. Use 3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar for 1 gallon of water and spray the plants weekly. Before spraying the mixture on large areas or covering entire plants, test a small area on the plant. If the vinegar is too concentrated, you will notice brown withered spots on the leaves you sprayed within a day.