How to Remove Mold From Buds


Mold can take many forms, from powdery mildew, which infects roses to gray mold that hits bedding plants. Mold is typically a problem in humid and warm areas with poor air circulation and can be especially problematic in greenhouses. Fortunately, mold is an easy disease to control.

Step 1

Pick the diseased blooms off of your flowering plants.

Step 2

Prune entire branches the hold moldy blooms with gardening shears. Disinfect your shears between cuttings using bleach to prevent the mold from spreading.

Step 3

Spray infected plants with a fungicide formulated for growing plants to kill any remaining mold. Sulpher or copper fungicides are effective.

Step 4

Replant your flowering trees and shrubs to increase the air circulation between the plants.

Things You'll Need

  • Bleach
  • Gardening shears
  • Gardening gloves
  • Plant fungicide (sulfur or copper)


  • Plant Diseases
  • Gray Mold of Bedding Plants

Who Can Help

  • Flower Diseases
Keywords: Mold control in plants, disease control in plants, greenhouse diseases, bedding plant diseases, diseases in roses

About this Author

Tracy Morris has been a freelance writer since 2000. She has published novels and numerous online articles. Her work has appeared in national magazines and newspapers including "Ferrets," "CatFancy," "Lexington Herald Leader" and "The Tulsa World." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Arkansas.