Asked on Oct 7, 2017

Our inside plants seem to get a white fuzzy type powder on them

Goth RosaryJanet PizaroLandsharkinnc
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  • Bijous
    on Oct 7, 2017

    You have a bug infestation that is virtually impossible to get rid of. Remove the plants and put outside. Spray with bug spray the areas where the plants were. Take the plants out of their pots and drowning them in a bath of water. Keep cleaning the water and searching for all "powder" and webs. Scour the pots with vinegar and hot, hot water. Get new soil and re-pot. Spray plants with indoor plant bug spray and re-introduce inside. Spray every two weeks for a good two months. If they still come back, you'll need to destroy the plants.
  • Sharon
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Mildew, treat with copper sulfate.
  • Landsharkinnc
    on Oct 8, 2017

    https://ask.extension.org Probably Whiteflies -- horticultural soap spray is good -
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Sounds like powdery mildew which is a fungus from improper watering.Use a systemic fungicide
  • Goth Rosary
    on Oct 8, 2017

    Do not Panic.
    Quarantine
    then
    Research
    Get a magnifying glass or jewelers loop and take a close look at your foe.
    If you blow gently on it does it move?
    Are they bugs or fungus?
    Once you know that much you may want to talk with a gardener.
    If you prefer to search online you can describe your invader and lookup options, or look up images. should words fail you.
    Best wishes for your overthrowing your adversary!
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