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How to Get Rid of Mold on Houseplants

Last Updated: July 13, 2020 References Approved

This article was co-authored by Chai Saechao. Chai Saechao is the Founder and Owner of Plant Therapy, an indoor-plant store founded in 2018 based in San Francisco, California. As a self-described plant doctor, he believes in the therapeutic power of plants, hoping to keep sharing his love of plants with anyone willing to listen and learn.

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Houseplants are a great way to purify the air in your home. Unfortunately, sometimes your houseplants develop mold and therefore become more of a detriment to the air than a benefit. Mold can be caused by a number of things including poor maintenance, over-watering, or lack of sunlight. Mold growing on the houseplants’ soil or on the actual leaves of the plant is both harmful for the members of the household and for the plants. Luckily, there are ways of getting rid of this mold.

How to Get Rid of Mold on Houseplants. Houseplants are a great way to purify the air in your home. Unfortunately, sometimes your houseplants develop mold and therefore become more of a detriment to the air than a benefit. Mold can be…