Please help, eliminating spores from houseplants/home....
scotnelson at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 27 02:22:59 EST 2001
jr <jrafferty at uswest.net> wrote in message news:<3B34E715.C00F6F3B at uswest.net>...
> I recently had many plants infected with a systemic wilting type fungus.
> After thrwoing away all my house plants, I am wondering if the couch, rug,
> drapes etc can still contain spores that will infect new plants.
> I know that these types of fungi are soil borne but the confusing thing is
> that I have seen them produce growth and spore clusters from the leaves so
> can these types of fungi also infect through the foliage? How long will
> the foliar type spores be viable? And is there some kind of fogger, etc,
> that I can set of in my home that will kill them all?
Josh, it sounds like you are overwatering your plants and
your growth medium is too "heavy". Don't worry about spores
in your carpet, etc. Switch to a light growth medium. There is
a fungicide called 'Terraclor' that you can use to drench your
media if you wish. For more information, contact me at
snelson at hawaii.edu. I am a plant pathologist.
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