merrycat
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Fungus growing on ivy cutting

I've had an ivy cutting in water for a few weeks, and the roots have just started to take off. I was thinking of potting it, but noticed white fluffy growth along parts of the stem and roots. Is there a way to kill that if off? Or do I need to take a new cutting and start over?

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Re: Fungus growing on ivy cutting

I think you could put something in the water to slowdown the mold/mildew but need to know what kind of ivy. Hydrogen peroxide would raise pH, aspirin would lower it.
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Re: Fungus growing on ivy cutting

The person I got it from didn't know, but it looks like veregated ivy (hedera helix) to me. I could take a picture if you'd like.

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Re: Fungus growing on ivy cutting

You can use this product-- https://www.blunt.co.uk/hydroponics-manu ... index.html or something similar to it.

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