Mold in Pothos Soil: 4 Types & How to Control Them



Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) is an elegant tropical vine that has become popular in any indoor space – homes, offices, lobbies, and restaurants. 

But sometimes, when there is too much water and humidity, or not enough light and air circulation, your plant and its soil can develop problems, and one of those is mold.

What Is Mold?

Molds are everywhere. They are a type of fungus, and their spores are spread by air currents or splashing water outside in the garden and inside on your plants and in the potting soil.

Types of Mold in Pothos Soil & How to Control Them

- White mold - Sooty Mold - Gray mold (Botrytis blight) - Root rot (Phytophthora, Pythium)

What Causes Mold to Grow?

– Overwatering your plant – High humidity coupled with poor air circulation around the plant – Poor drainage causing a buildup of water in the soil

How to Prevent Mold from Growing

- Watering correctly - Humidity - Soil, Drainage, and Your Pot - Temperature - Light - Keep Your Soil’s Surface Clean

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