How to get rid of fungus on plant leaves

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Many types of fungi can attack the plants, causing their wilting, the fall of the leaves and even cause the death of the plant if they are not treated. In this article, we will present how to get rid of fungus on plant leaves.

In the beginning, we are going to give some small brushstrokes of what these mushrooms consist of and what their origin is. As is well known (if you read a couple of articles on this website about gardening or have basic knowledge), most plants require a humid and warm place (at medium temperature inclining to heat, but without touching the high temperatures ) to survive, even more so to grow healthy and strong.

How to get rid of fungus on plant leaves

Just as plants love water (it is as necessary for them as it is for us) and places with a climate that is “cozy”, fungi are also struck by this type of environment, so, in reality, both coexist in the same space.

How to get rid of fungus in plants leaf

As happens with those who live together in one place, they do not get along very well, since fungi feed on plants and make them sick. We could consider them the parasites that do not allow them to flourish with health.

Of course, as with bacteria, identifying fungi may seem like the most complicated thing in the world, and yet it is actually easier than we think. It is a matter of seeing when a plant is healthy and free of parasites, and you see that, suddenly, it presents a yellowish color, loses strength at its edges, suddenly there are tiny bugs around it or its flowers look like willows (a Sometimes, they do not even bloom, this may be a clue that warns us of the existence of parasites or problems in our plant).

But what will best help us identify the presence of fungi in plants (especially if we talk about the fungus Oidio as we will see below) will be the detection of “white powder” on the leaves of our plant . That dust, although we think it is natural, normal or “from the dust that is in the environment”, we are wrong.

In this way we can be sure that our plant is being attacked by fungi, something that, as I say, happens very often since both (plant and fungus) prefer the same type of environment: warm and humid.

Steps to eliminate fungi from plants

Although you can buy plant fungicides prepared in garden stores, you can also make your own treatment spray, which will be cheaper and healthier, as they will not depend on potentially dangerous chemicals.

It has been shown that soda bicarbonate works as a fungicide, and can efficiently and naturally treat the dreaded fungus powdery mildew.

Materials needed:

  • A spray bottle.
  • 4 cups of water.
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda.
  • 1 teaspoon of liquid soap, which is used to wash dishes.

To prepare the remedy, you must follow the following steps:

  • Pour four cups of water into a spray sprayer.
  • Add a tablespoon of baking soda.
  • A teaspoon of liquid soap, which will help the mixture stick to the surface of the leaves of the plant.
  • Close the bottle well and mix.
  • Spray an even layer of the mixture through all the problematic areas of the plant.
    The best time to apply the mixture is during the day or in the afternoon, when less evaporation occurs.

The recipe is very easy and the way to apply the mixture is also something that is encouraged to try it to have their plants always strong and healthy, preventing them from all those common diseases that leave them ugly and wilted at any time.

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