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My jade plant has a fungus...what can I do about it?

Asked by occ (4003 points ) August 24th, 2009

I have two jade plants that sit on a bright windowsill in my laundry room with a bunch of other plants. Recently I noticed that there is a white fuzz (looks like mold) growing on the leaves of both of the plants. I’m guessing it’s a fungus. The white fuzz did not appear on any of the other plants. I wiped off the fungus. Is there anything else I should do?

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RocketGuy's avatar

Go to a plant nursery and get some advice.

PerryDolia's avatar

Dip a q-tip in Isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and give the Jade plants a thorough bath, every surface, nook and cranny. The alcohol won’t hurt them, but it will kill the fungus.

dphhaas's avatar

It could be either powdery mildew or mealybug. Look at the affected area under a microscope or magnifying glass. Check out this link for identification, prevention, and control guidelines. Or take an affected leaf to a local nursery.

http://www.backyardgardener.com/plantname/pd_3221.html

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