A pothos plant that has white spots on it appear will often be caused by a bad environment for it to grow in. The soil that the roots are growing in will be overwatered and cause them to rot. This will then show up as the plant rotting.
When this happens there are a few things we could be doing to hopefully make it appear less. But we also want to mention that the white spots might be a fungal disease known as powdery mildew.
Follow along in this article and we will further talk about how you can treat your pothos plant to hopefully save it from having anything else happen to it. For us, the pothos plant is one of the best beginner-friendly ones you could be having at home.
Pothos White Spots
Like we said at the beginning of the article here, the pothos plant will have white spots appear when the condition it’s growing in is not ideal. It will make for an easier environment for both diseases and pests to grow in.
In the case of white spots appearing then it’s often caused by powdery mildew, a fungal disease that can be quite common actually. But it could also be rot caused by the roots of the soil drowning after being overwatered for a long time.
Nonetheless, there are a few things you can do to make sure that nothing else happens to the plant and perhaps we can even save the plant from what’s currently happening to it.
In the case of powdery mildew, we could use vinegar to get rid of the disease. But be careful as too much vinegar will also harm the plant too. We will be diluting the vinegar in water. About 1 part vinegar to 2 parts water will be a good start.
Use this mixture where there are white spots appearing. But use only a drop or two as more than that will make the leave wilt and then you won’t even have it anymore. But also just cutting off the leaves where there are white spots appearing can hinder it from spreading.
Note that cutting of leaves with white spots is best done as soon as possible to hopefully hinder the fungal disease from establishing itself on the plant.
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How Do You Get Rid Of White Spots On Plants
Getting rid of white spots appearing on plants can unfortunately be a tricky thing. The white spots are caused by something called powdery mildew. It’s a pretty common thing and will cause a lot of harm if not treated correctly.
It’s a fungal disease and will best be countered by using a vinegar mixture where there are white spots appearing. The recipe that we use for this vinegar mixture is about 1 part vinegar to 2 parts of water.
But using too much of this will instead cause the plant to wilt. Vinegar is not only harmful to the fungal disease but also to the plant. So using it in moderation is highly recommended. A couple of drops will be plenty enough.
But also cutting the leaves affected off will hopefully hinder any further development from happening on the plant. But this should be done quickly as otherwise it might just weaken the plant and cause it to have a smaller chance of surviving the powdery mildew.
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What Does An Overwatered Pothos Plant Look Like
An overwatered pothos plant will look very wilted and might even have leaves start to turn black. What is actually happening when a plant is overwatered is that the roots are drowning from too much water.
This causes them to start to rot and that will cause the entire plant to eventually rot. This is best treated by keeping the plant in a sunny spot to hopefully have the soil dry out and save the plant if we are lucky.