“Help! I have mushrooms growing in my soil!”
Mushrooms growing in your soil can be a scary sight. Have you seen those science fiction movies where the alien fungus starts to take over everything? Actually, that is very similar to what mushrooms can do. They are a fungus which means they feed on decaying organic materials. This is why it is easy for them to grow in the soil and take over.
What do mushrooms growing in my houseplants mean?
Mushrooms will start from any decaying matter in your soil such as an old piece of dead lumber, or even some rock such as granite. These mushrooms will start by breaking down the decaying matter in your soil. They are just like any other fungus except that they can grow very large. The biggest mushrooms ever recorded were over 500 pounds. Mushrooms will keep growing and spreading until they come across something else to eat or run out of food in your soil, which is probably not going to happen if you have a lot of organic matter in the soil.
Mushrooms are not always a bad thing
“There are mushrooms growing in my soil, now what?”
Having mushrooms growing in your houseplants soil is not always a bad thing. As I said before, mushrooms will break down decaying organic matter for you, which is good. Mushrooms will never harm your plants or spread any diseases into them. So having a mushroom or two in your houseplants soil is no big deal.
What do mushrooms growing in my soil mean for my houseplants
Mushrooms help to recycle nutrients back into the soil that can be used by other organisms such as plants.
If mushrooms are growing on your houseplants it means that they have found a food source, most likely decaying wood. If this happens to your plants then you can try to control the growth of mushrooms by picking them off before they spread too far.
Mushrooms will grow until all the available nutrients have been used up in your soil, which is very unlikely if you have a lot of organic matter present. If you find a lot of mushrooms then just remove them and use them as food for the creatures in your garden.
If you have a lot of mushrooms growing in your potted plants or garden then it means that you may not be providing the right amount of light for your plants. Mushrooms will grow in shaded areas because they are eating decaying wood, so if there is already some shade on your plant then do not worry about it.
As long as you water your plants at the right times and provide them with sunlight, then mushrooms should not appear too much in your garden or soil. If you want to prevent mushrooms from growing in your soil or potted plants just make sure that they are getting enough light and water. If you suspect that there is already some fungus growth in your garden then organic pesticides would be a good option for you to take.
You can prevent fungus growth in your garden by making sure that there are no decaying pieces of wood or other organic matter sitting around in the soil. If you have found fungi in your plants then remove them, but do not worry, because they will not hurt your plants.
Common causes of fungi growth on plants and how to prevent it
If you have a potted plant that is infected with mushrooms it is not your fault. There are many things in the environment that can cause fungi growth in your soil. If you do not want any of your plants to become infected with mushrooms then there are some steps that you should take.
First, do not over water your plants. Mushrooms will grow in a moist environment, so if there is already some moisture present do not worry about it.
Second, make sure that your plants are getting enough light. Fungi like to eat the organic matter in soil and wood. This means they like shaded areas more than sunny ones.
Third, you can use fungicides on your plants. Fungicides should be used before fungi appear in your soil. It is important to keep an eye on all of the above factors and just take some precautions when they are not being followed.
Remember, there is no need to be afraid of mushrooms in the soil or on your plants because they are completely harmless.
Common causes of fungi growth in potted plants are over watering your plants, not getting enough sunlight and having decaying wood to eat. If you make sure that none of these elements is present then the mushrooms should go away on their own within a few weeks.
If you have already picked some mushrooms off of your plant, then do not worry because they are not toxic and will not hurt your plants. Just make sure to keep an eye on the soil or potted plant at all times in case there is some fungus growth.
What should I do with the mushrooms?
Leave them be. Do not worry if you find a few mushrooms on your soil or potted plant, because they are not harmful to them. There is nothing you can do about the fungus growth and it does happen from time to time. If there are only a couple mushrooms then you most likely will be able to just leave them alone.
Mushrooms will grow in shaded areas like under the soil or on your potted plants and they do not hurt them. So, as long as you are providing enough light to your plants and not over watering them then there should be no mushrooms growing out of control.
Fungi growing on your plants are harmless and will not hurt them. All you have to do is make sure that the plant does not get too much water and there should be no mushrooms coming back.