Have Mold on Your Plant Pot? How to Remove White Fuzz on Terracotta Clay Pots



If you have more plants than places to put them, clay pots make attractive and relatively affordable containers for flowers, herbs, succulents, and more.

This guide will explain how to remove mold on plant pots. Plus, it will cover a few tips for preventing mold growth in general.

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Removing the White Fuzz / Mold on Terracotta Pots: 3 Methods

Method 1: Hydrogen Peroxide Spot Clean

This method uses 3% hydrogen peroxide, the standard strength of the antiseptic when you buy it in pharmacies. If you don’t have hydrogen peroxide, you can also use a natural fungicide such as Neem Oil, adding 1 tablespoon per a half gallon of water.

Method 2: Bleach Deep Clean

This method involves temporarily removing the plant from its pot. You should avoid deep cleaning your pot unless necessary because transplanting plants can stress the plant’s root system. 

Method 3: Vinegar Maintenance Clean

Vinegar is an acidic liquid  that contains antifungal  and antibacterial  properties. Although not completely effective at killing mold spores, it will kill over 80% of known molds.

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