How can I get rid of mold on my bonsai?
April 27, 2012 6:16 AM Subscribe
What can I do about mold on the soil of my plum bonsai? Do I need to worry about it?
posted by 23 to home & garden (4 answers total)
I bought a plum bonsai from the local grocery store a little over a month ago. It bloomed just fine and grew leaves; about half of them turned yellow and fell off, but the ones left look green and healthy and there's a lot of them. However, since around the time it grew leaves, the surface of the soil will grow a layer of soft, gray fuzz. If I churn the surface soil a bit it breaks up the mold very easily, but it grows back in a few days.
I water the plant maybe twice a week and I put it in a room with a large, sunny North-facing window with beveled glass. I've never had plants until recently, so I'm not really sure what to do with this. I live in Tokyo.