Some mold has developed around the growing pot. is it harmful?
This is a moisture mold due to lack of UV light (from lack of Sun), and it is usually harmless to the seedling. This may occur if the tree kits are placed near the window and get very hot, during the germination period, before the seedling has sprouted. Moisture mold can be eliminated by spraying a little hydrogen peroxide or the suns UV rays will kill the moisture mold as well.
Once the seeds start to germinate you should remove the lid of the cup or keep the pouch open and place the seedling in a well lit area so that it receives lots of sun light. The edges will dry out and any mold will disappear.
If you have lots of mold you can:
- Use a mixture Hydrogen Peroxide diluted with water (only 3% Hydrogen Peroxide). Hydrogen Peroxide stimulates oxygenation in the soil and also encourages increased root growth. This is the best method.
- Or use vinegar diluted with water in a spray bottle (10:1 ratio of Water:Vinegar). You don’t need to use much.
- Another option is to use ultraviolet lights to dry out the pot and give it a heavy dose of UV light.
If you are really worried about your seedling then please send us an email with a photo so we can assess it for you. firstname.lastname@example.org
My tree has mold in the soil and now it is dropping leaves. What to do?
Dropping leaves is a stress response – related either to the environment or to the conditions of the root. Fungal growth on the soil could be over-watering or poor drainage at the bottom of the pot. Often, having a pot in a pot situation could mean ...
How long do the trees need to grow in the container before they can be planted?
Most of the tree species we select start to germinate between 2 to 6 weeks. You can keep the tree growing in it’s growing pot for many months. You can also transplant it to a bigger plant pot and keep it in doors ongoing or until it’s a good time of ...
What is the tree kit made from?
The container ie the cup or the pouch is made from plastic free biodegradable/compostable material. Vegetable based inks – used on the instruction booklet 100% recycled paper – also used for the instruction booklet The growing pellet and pot are made ...
I don't have my own large property to plant anything big. Where do I plant?
You can keep growing the trees in a plant pot indoors, on your balcony, or on your terrace if possible. You can grow the trees in limited space by pruning them regularly. If you still don't have any space to grow, you can always donate the tree to a ...
White fungus near the roots, tree is limp. What to do?
That is clearly "damping off". It is a fungus that attacks the stem of the plant right at the surface. Usually from being very wet and no air movement around the plant. Moist air harbors the pathogen. There's nothing we can do to save your tree as ...