RE: [Aroid-l] Cinnamon Fungicide
- Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Cinnamon Fungicide
- From: "Patricia Frank" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 21:06:42 -0500
I have not used any chemicals in my garden for the last 15 years, cinnamon has been my fungicides of choice on any problems that I have had. It is important to catch it early and reduce watering. It is not 100% but much better for our environment.
From: Steve Marak <email@example.com>
Reply-To: Discussion of aroids <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Discussion of aroids <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: [Aroid-l] Cinnamon Fungicide
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2007 15:31:21 -0600 (CST)
>On Thu, 25 Jan 2007, D. Christopher Rogers wrote:
> > Doug wrote:
> > "I dust the plant with my fungicide of choice- cinnamon powder, the stuff
> > you put on your oatmeal. This works remarkably well to reduce fungal
> > problems in the high humidity."
> > I have not heard of cinnamon as an antifungal powder. Doesn't it burn the
> > cut? How effective is it? Does anyone else use it? Are other things better
> > or
> > Christopher
>I'll say up front that I've not tried it myself, but I've seen quite a few
>references to it, and I know several orchid growers who swear by it. Apparently
>no issues with tissue damage from the cinnamon itself.
>Most of them are trying to avoid the use of other fungicides which they
>consider more toxic/dangerous/environmentally unfriendly, and obviously aren't
>doing rigorous controlled comparisons. But some of them are very experienced
>growers who have used a lot of products over the years, and they seem to feel
>it's pretty effective for both preventing and curing fungal problems.
>-- Steve Marak
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