What Does a White Mossy Growth on House Plants Mean?

A white, mossy growth could indicate the presence of mealybug eggs or mildew on certain house plants. A white fungus, harmless to house plants, can also appear on the soil's surface.

Keywords: white growth house plants, mealybugs mildew plant, soil fungus

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Mary Osborne has been an educational quiz writer since 2001. She is the author and illustrator of two children's books and her short stories have periodically appeared in literary journals since 1986. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Central Florida.