White foamy, fungus like stuff growing under bell pepper

Pepper, bell    None Given

I checked under my containers today and my red bell pepper plant has this white foamy, fungus like stuff growing out of the drainage holes. Is my pepper plant doomed? If not how do I remedy this? I'm a first timer here so go easy on me 😊

Posted by: Eve P (1 point) Eve P
Posted: April 12, 2016


I think it is white mold fungus. The fungus feeds on decomposing organic matter in soil and won't harm the plants. The conditions like excess watering, poor drainage and old contaminated soil encourages fungus growth.

1. Scrape out the fungus and place the containers in well-ventilated area.
2. If mold growth is sever, repot the plant using new sterile soil. Also sterile the containers using bleach (1 part bleach in 9 parts water for 10 min) and wash up with detergent and water before use.
3. Avoid overwatering and water only when top soil is dry.
4. Provide proper drainage to pots.

Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (11 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: April 12, 2016

Eve P commented,
Thank you so much Ravi!!! :) I so appreciate it!!
over 4 years ago.

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