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What is this white powdery stuff? 1 year 3 months ago #34556

As you can see on the pic this white powder like stuff I wonder what this is ?
It's around the bottem of the trunk and on the clay.
How do I get rid of it ?

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What is this white powdery stuff? 1 year 3 months ago #34572

Are you using tap water from your sink? It could be hard water build up.
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What is this white powdery stuff? 1 year 3 months ago #34614

Yes I am.
I fill a watering can and the water gets to room temp then I use this for about 2 weeks.
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What is this white powdery stuff? 1 year 3 months ago #34616

It's probably just hard water build up, you can use a soft toothbrush and gently clean it away, if it starts to effect the health of your tree it may be something els.
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What is this white powdery stuff? 1 year 3 months ago #34621

Ok I will thanks for your advice. ;)
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What is this white powdery stuff? 1 year 3 months ago #34622

No problem.
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What is this white powdery stuff? 1 year 3 months ago #34741

A toothbrush will not solve this. Change your watering strategy.

I do hope this plant was only indoors for the picture? It should be ouside. With your soil, frequent summer rain will flush the calcium from the soil. If it is really dry, you can help this by every month adding a spoon of vinigar to a liter of water, and water the plant with this, water till the water runs from the bottom, then slowly keep watering till the can is empty.
The next time you water, you should add fertilizer to your water.
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