I have a potted Mandevilla which I brought into the house for the winter. It seems to be doing well. At first it dropped a lot of leaves, but now there are new leaves and growth and it looks pretty healthy. The other day I noticed that one of the "branches" seems to have split down the middle and has white fuzz on it. Is this some sort of disease or nothing to worry about? I was really hoping to keep this plant alive so that I can place it out on the patio in the spring and have it flower again. It was an extremely healthy plant and bloomed way into the fall.
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In most cases the plant can fight this off, but to be sure, I would recommend rubbing peroxide on the area to get rid of this. There won't be much further action necessary after this. I would also recommend letting the soil dry out slightly before each watering, so that the issue doesn't continue.