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white powder on leaves and plant


By Citysuz

south wales newport, United Kingdom Gb

the past few days i have noticed a white powder on a few of my young plants but dont know what it is have enclosed a picture to show you they are young plants that my grandchildren have grown from pips like a orange and apple would appreciate some help if anyone knows what it is it looks like mold or a fungus thank you suzanne




cant see from the picture really but, it probably is powdery mildew, make sure it has enough air flow as this is a major cause of it along with damp and heat.

30 Sep, 2009


Spray with 1 part full cream milk to 9 parts water if increased airflow does not clear it.

30 Sep, 2009


Hi Owdboggy ! Is that a standard procedure as I have the same issue in my greenhouse (Crassula ovata), and on my citrus trees ?

23 Nov, 2010


Certainly is the organic solution put forward by a lot of folks. Appears to work too. There are Fungicides on sale which may work, but never tried them. Do be careful about spraying anything on Crassula (or any member of the Crassulaceae), they tend to take a great dislike to anything sprayed on them and turn black and die.

24 Nov, 2010

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