euphorbia mamillaris minima fluffy tops!

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euphorbia mamillaris minima fluffy tops!

Post by ceacole » Fri May 31, 2013 10:30 pm

Could anyone help me here-

My succulent, named in the title seems to have fluff accumulating on some of the tops.
I went away for 4 days.when I went it wasn't there. I blow on the tops that were covered and 90%
Of the fluff blew away.

Is this normal? My phone camera won't capture what it looks like.

Any ideas?
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Re: euphorbia mamillaris minima fluffy tops!

Post by RICHAUD » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:04 pm

Hi ceacole
This could be a fungal attack :oidium ?
A photo ?
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Post by AnTTun » Sun Jun 02, 2013 5:47 pm

Not sure I'm talking about the same thing but I lost about 1/3 of my forbies this winter 'thanks to' something brown that started appearing on their tops. Didn't try to blow it away tho. But anything I tried was useless, I was spraying, I was cutting.. no avail, they kept shriveling, turning brown and .... :(
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Post by McFarland » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:31 pm

Hey AnTTun and ceacole

DO NOT blow the fluff away, this will spread the spores to other plants. I had a single plant with fluff on it and I blew it away, then a few weeks later had 20+ plants all coming up with the fungal attack. It seems to thrive the most in draughty/cold/shade. This fungus has scarred quite alot of my very nice plants so I'm very sad :sad:

I tried controlling the fungus by keeping the plants away from cold, shade, draughts etc, and spraying with 50/50 water and milk which I had read somewhere online might have some effect on the fungus, try at your own risk :lol:
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Re: euphorbia mamillaris minima fluffy tops!

Post by ceacole » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:13 pm

hi guys


thanks for the replys

cant get a photo as the fluff is so fine- looks just like white dust.
Good point about the blowing! silly mooo that i can be!

The only thing with it being a possible fungus attack is that it is ontop of my fridge/frezzer in the kitchen. Its warm about 18degrees and dry with a south facing window about 2 foot away.

I actually bought this plant with about 15 others from the cactus mart in march. Since then i found eggs in a aloe as i watered it. spider mides on a budda temple and now fluff on this plant!

I have never had any problems with the other 60+ that i own!!

I also read about the 50/50 milk water spray....ummmm i think first I will isolate the little dear , wash and dry the plant?
...from there reasearch .......
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Re: euphorbia mamillaris minima fluffy tops!

Post by Tina » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:14 am

It's warm enough, pop it in the garden.
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Re: euphorbia mamillaris minima fluffy tops!

Post by ceacole » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:22 am

Haha! Success, blasted the poor plant with the spray hose and left in garden for a day. Simples!
Totally fluff free :-)
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