Return to the Begonia Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Powdery mildew

Posted by kandco (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 6, 06 at 21:53

I just discovered a powdery mildew/fungus on the leaves of my one Begonia. A few of the petals on the flowers are also turning brown. Is there a way to treat/get rid of the fungus?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Powdery mildew

Nowadays there are lots of fungicides, both organic and otherwise. Someone who used to post a lot on here always recommended keeping a can of aerosol Lysol on hand for that, and I haven't had any since I followed her advise. Some people recommend baking soda, but I don't remember the formula--maybe a tbsp to a gallon of water, plus a spreader/sticker. There's also things like Neem oil, which is excellent stuff, and any number of standard commercial fungicides.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Begonia Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here