white mold or something on palms and birds of paradise
I have a white mold on my triple palm and birds of paradise. What is the problem and how do I get rid of it?
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It's likely powdery mildew, especially if it's powdery in nature. Powdery mildew loves moist conditions, though even plants that are somewhat dry can be affected. A weekly spray of milk at a concentration of 1 part milk to 9 parts water may significantly reduce the severity of powdery mildew infections. Neem oil is also effective in treating powdery mildew. For more information, these articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/get-the-cure-for-powdery-mildew.htm
Is it mould or possibly woolly aphids ? they look a bit like mould but hid in crevices on leaves and leaf sheaths but when numbers get big they over flow out onto the out side of where they are hiding.