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Old 10-08-2006, 01:10 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a miniature rose that I'm growing indoors. It's growing beautifully, but I noticed a white powdery substance on the leaves today. There isn't any dust in the area and, last I checked, I don't think my roses have a cocaine habit. Any clue what this is? This is my first time attempting to keep plants in my house. I've been doing well so far.

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Powdery mildew. Very contagious, unattractive, but not life-threatening.

Make sure the rose has excellent air circulation, gets plenty of light and is never watered from above (including splashback from the soil). I live in the PNW, home of the fungusy roses, and live with this. I like to think it looks like snow.

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Ahhhh, thank you. I'm glad it's not life-threatening. I was happy that this plant has done so well with me, since I'm new to keeping plants. I'd be upset if it got sick.
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I like to think it looks like snow.

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You can spray it with neem oil - it is organic and very effective (may take a few weekly treatments). It is made from the berry of the Chinaberry tree. Should be available at Lowes and any other garden center type place. The powdery mildew can spread to other plants....

I swear I misread the title of this post 4 or 5 times as white powder on my NOSE. Seesh.
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