Has anyone experienced mold growth in soil of a potted plant indoors?

Has anyone experienced mold growth in the soil of a potted plant indoors? How do I get rid of the mold in it safely without killing the plant?it is my aloe plant sitting in my kitchen window. Thank you! 🌷

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  • Chaz Chaz on Apr 26, 2019

    Just something to read and try, A white mold growing over the surface of houseplant potting soil is usually a harmless saprophytic fungus. ... Overwatering the plant, poor drainage, and old or contaminated potting soil encourage saprophytic fungus, which feeds on the decaying organic matter in soggy soil

    If the mold is growing near plants, carefully use a small, hand-held garden fork that you have more control over so you do not harm the roots. For potted plants, repotting may be necessary, using fresh, high-quality potting soil. ... Rotting leaves and plant parts may be a haven for fungal growth

  • Yes, and it sounds like your soil may be overly moist. Just take off any of the soil that has mold on it, water the plant only when it's dry, and consider a sunnier spot or near a fan to provide some ventilation.

  • Rebecca Taylor Rebecca Taylor on Apr 26, 2019

    Hi there, I agree, only water when the soil is dry. My aloe does not like to be over watered at all.