How to treat your molded plant?

by Rambie
I have a moss ball plant that I did in a planting class last month. I live in Florida and it's been raining for a week straight I happened to look over and my moss ball plant has some kind of black mold on the cloth I wrapped it in. Please help me treat it properly?!?
q how to treat your molded plant
q how to treat your molded plant
  6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jun 14, 2017
    Take it out of the cloth and replant in fresh soil in a pot with drainage

  • 9530106 9530106 on Jun 15, 2017
    Cute idea, but not even practical or healthy for that matter. Crazy things we think of nowadays. Yes, get rid of that moldy fabric or burlap!

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    • Rambie Rambie on Jun 15, 2017
      Yes, I soak them down then let them sit in the sink drainer time is not a problem for me. I am disabled with a spinal cord injury and in a wheel chair at home. So yes, I have plenty of time on my hands. Thank-you for responding to my questions :)

  • Jerry Jerry on Jun 15, 2017
    I live in Calif. and used to have a commercial citrus nursery, growing orange trees for sale. We regularly used burlap to "ball" the trees when they were dug for sale. At planting, the planters would drop the whole tree with burlap ball into the hole they had dug and cover it up. The burlap will shortly rot and disappear. The mold on the cloth wrap was not a danger to your plant it was just the cloth beginning to rot away. If this happens again you can just stick the whole ball, with cloth, into your planting hole. Good luck.

    • Rambie Rambie on Jun 15, 2017
      Thank-you! When should I plant these in a pot or in the ground? I enjoy my moss balls as is but I want to do what is right for them!!

  • Trish Enos Trish Enos on Jun 15, 2017
    1 part hydrogen peroxide to 10 parts water...mist/ spray only the soil area lightly every day

    • Rambie Rambie on Jun 16, 2017
      Thank-you for the tip. I was thinking of that but didn't know the ratio and now I do!

  • Jerry Jerry on Jun 16, 2017
    Sorry, I don't know anything about moss balls, but generally you can plant most anything once the danger of frost has passed (not an issue in your case) and just be sure the plant is well drained. More plants have died from overwatering than under watering.

  • Rambie Rambie on Jun 16, 2017
    What I do is if I think it need water then I wait a day before I do. All my plants have plenty of new growth so I guess it's working, Lol :)