Are Mushrooms in Houseplants Dangerous?

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There are all sorts of mushrooms in the world. Mycologists suspect over 10,000 known types. Common edible ones like button, cremini and Portobello. Rare prized wild mushrooms like Morels. Plus numerous types of poisonous mushrooms and annoying little ones that pop up within your landscaping and multiply.

Did you know fungi can even appear in houseplants when conditions are right? They love warm, moist and humid air. If mushrooms are appearing in your houseplants, your soil mix could be contaminated, but occasionally, the mushrooms can be introduced through other means such as airborne movement or spores within your home.

Fungi are a kingdom comprising a large number of species which includes yeasts, molds and mushrooms. Interestingly, all mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi produce mushrooms.

The mushrooms are the fruit of fungus/molds.

Getting Rid of Mushrooms in Houseplants

It is possible to get rid of mushrooms in your houseplants, but it is no easy task. Once soil becomes infected, it is very difficult to remove the spores and fungus that causes the mushrooms, but there are a few things you can try. Hop over to gardeningknowhow.com for five helpful tips.

Do You Have Mold Indoors?

And just like mushrooms, mold comes in a variety of colors both indoors and outdoors, not just black. Like the colors in a box of crayons, but not nearly as fun, it can come in a variety of hues, including black, white, green, pink, orange and more.

It has the ability to grow almost anywhere in your home or business, and thrives on temperatures that humans are also comfortable within. It can “eat” most of the object in your home or business. The only missing ingredient is moisture. Once moisture enters and stays for a few days, that area is likely to become contaminated.

Think you might have mold indoors? See what takes place during our Indianapolis area mold inspections and what indicators point to the need for mold remediation.