Mildew is one of the most common pests that can affect indoor and outdoor plants. It can appear on any type of plant, at any time of the year, and if not treated properly, it can seriously compromise the health and survival of the plant. Identifying mildew is essential to effectively combat it, so in this article we will give you some tips to identify if your plant has mildew.
Look at the foliage: mildew usually appears on the foliage of the plant. If you notice white, gray, black, black, brown or any other color other than the usual green spots on the leaves, it is likely that your plant has mold. Also, if the leaves have a sticky, soft or fuzzy texture, it is a sign that they may be infected.
Check the stem: Mildew can also appear on the stem of the plant. If you notice that the stem is covered with a slimy substance or has colored spots, it is likely to be affected by mold.
Smell the plant: Sometimes mold produces an unpleasant odor on the plant. If you notice that your plant smells bad, it may have mold.
Look at the substrate: The substrate or soil where the plant is growing may be another place where mold is occurring. If you see that the surface of the substrate is covered with a slimy substance, or has colored spots, this is a sign that the plant is affected by mold.
Watch for insects: Some insect pests, such as spider mites and aphids, can be a sign that the plant has mold.
If you have identified that your plant has mold, it is important that you act quickly and effectively to combat it. A good option is to use a fungicide suitable for the type of mildew that is affecting your plant. In our website we have available a Plant Protector that works very well to fight infections like these.