Paddenstoelen in de potgrond

Mushrooms in the potting soil

Often it is a shock for an ignorant plant owner when a mushroom spontaneously grows in the potting soil of a houseplant. The first reaction that many plant owners have is to remove the mushroom. This is because it is warned that fungi are dangerous for house plants. But did you know that you can leave this fungus just? We explain why.

How does a mushroom get into the potting soil?

A mushroom is created when there is enough moisture and shade. The circumstances in which a mushroom arises is different per mushroom species. It is therefore possible that you water a certain plant once every 2 weeks, but the plant does get mushrooms, for example.

In particular Philodendrons, Monstera's and Anthurium Often have a potting soil that can be attractive for mushrooms to grow up!

Can I remove the mushroom?

It is possible to remove the mushroom, but we do not recommend it unless you have pets or children who can eat the mushroom. A mushroom converts certain substances in the potting soil to ideal nutrients For your green friend. Your plant will therefore be very happy with such a crazy gnome house. Only the moment they hang out can you remove them. What is nature particularly, right?

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Does Plantique ever have mushrooms in the potting soil?

Yes, of course! We also sometimes have mushrooms in the potting soil of our indoor plants. This makes them completely happy. So we let them sit comfortably until the plants are sent. Then we know for sure that the plant sent will not be damaged and the customer is not shocked by a gnome house in the pot. Mushrooms quickly get rid of the potting soil. That is why we remove the mushroom from the pot, because otherwise the fungus may cause damage to the tropical plant.

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