How to Mix Vinegar to Get Rid of White Powdery Mold in Plants

By Judith Willson

Every garden contains a huge variety of fungi in the soil and on plants. Some fungi are visible, while others play an unseen role in the soil decomposing organic matter. Some plants have a symbiotic – mutually beneficial -- relationship with certain species of fungi. But parasitic fungi, including many types of mold, can infect a plant, weakening and sometimes killing it. Fungicides are problematic as they kill nearly all the fungi they contact, including the useful varieties. Vinegar is an alternative treatment for mold on your plants and seems to destroy the white powdery mold often seen on plants, especially roses.

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Roses are vulnerable to white powdery mold.

Step 1

Make a weak dilution of 1 part vinegar to 20 parts water in the spray bottle.

Step 2

Spray the afflicted plants thoroughly, covering the tops and bottoms of the leaves.

Step 3

Repeat every four to five days until the mold appears to be gone.