Planting care

Fungi on plants you should know

Many plant diseases are caused by fungi. Parasites are organisms that weaken and kill their host and are sometimes difficult to control.

The fungi in indoor plants and grown under glass can be controlled by variations in temperature, ventilation, and risk for the plant recovers.

However, this is more difficult to achieve in the yard, but you avoid ponding and be very careful because fungi thrive in extremely humid conditions.

Wilted, dead or rotting tissue should be removed immediately because it can become a dangerous source of infection.

Botrytis gray mold or fungus

Botrytis usually affects the fleshy parts of flowers and fruits. Hairy gray-brown spores are present in the air, and the disease spreads rapidly.

It is, therefore, essential to be treated as soon as it is identified. Spray the plant with a product containing benomyl.

Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew is a fungus that affects roses, oaks, apple trees, herbaceous plants, and bananas in the shade, among other plants.

Often it attacks the flowers, leaves, stems, and fruits of various species. The most distinctive feature of this fungus is white powder, in addition to the deformation of leaves and flower buds. This evil is spread through spores that are carried by the wind like all fungi, and although it is rarely avoidable, can do something for the fungus can not continue to expand.


Mildew is a fungal disease that enters stems, fruit, and leaf tissues. In agriculture, snuff harms crops, potatoes, and cucurbits, as well as cannabis.

The first symptoms of downy mildew stains are white or yellow, generally transparent to the upper leaf.

If the humidity is very high, probably a white powder is formed on the underside that can easily be confused with Powdery Mildew, although if you scrape the Mildew, what actually find are “oil spots”.


Canker is a disease caused by a fungus called Cryphonectria presented in the branches and trunks of trees and shrubs, causing an impediment to the flow of salvia, which causes the branches to die. Sprayed with fungicide copper sulfate.


Anthracnose is a disease caused by many fungi that occurs in the leaves, flowers, stems, fruit orchard, and ornamental plants as irregular patches of orange, tan, black, or red.

It arises when the leaves appear by small spots that turn into holes, whereas in the fruits, Anthracnose usually turns them gray.

Fungicides are often achieved in different formulas based on wettable powders, liquids, or powders are applied according to different situations.

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