Syngonium Plants
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I have a parlor palm that has a white substance growing around the base of the plant. I keep these plants potted outdoors on my

Zone Palm Bay Florida zones 9b / 10a | sheila B added on August 16, 2019 | Answered

patio. It looks like white powder.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on August 16, 2019

This actually looks like two plants. A Syngonium plant, and Tradascantia (Some countries call it Rhoeo) plant. Both of these have VERY different care than Parlor Palms. It looks like a harmless soil fungus, as many plants have beneficial relationships with fungi.

I will include two articles that will help you to care for both of the plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/arrowhead-plant/arrowhead-plant-care-arrowhead-plant-or-syngonium-podophyllum.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/rhoeo/growing-rhoeo-plants-in-the-garden.htm

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