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Danger Will Robinson, Danger, Danger

This is a discussion on Danger Will Robinson, Danger, Danger within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hmmm... After looking over my Den this afternoon I noticed what looks like a thin, ...

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    Hmmm...

    After looking over my Den this afternoon I noticed what looks like a thin, light powdery frosting on the osmunda fibre it is planted in. Is this what I am aftraid it is? Mould? The plant looks otherwise healthy....

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    Aaron,


    I don't think mould is the only possibility--it might also be dissolved salts building up from watering and evaporation.

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    If it is mold, some type of "snow mold," that wouldn't be uncommon. I've never seen it pose a problem on mature plants, and it usually just indicates that your medium is starting to break down.

    Otherwise, as Rob said, it may very well be salts coming out of solution, especially if it doesn't look at all fuzzy or "webby." Your water supply may be very high in dissolved mineral content, or you may not be diluting your fertilizer mix enough.

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