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Q.Orchid has snow mold or mealybugs?

Anonymous added on February 14, 2020 | Answered

I tried to look up online to see if my orchid was molding but then came across how Orchids can get mealybugs or fungus that look identical so I’m just curious on which I have.

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Answered on February 14, 2020

Since the mold is on your potting mix, I would say it is fungus. Mealybugs infest the whole plant, primarily leaves and stems.

Repot your plant in fresh potting mix and make certain you do not overwater and the roots have plenty of airflow.

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