Mold on clay pots
I am pretty new to houseplants and new to this forum. I have a few plants in my apartment in clay and plasic pots. Aesthetically, I prefer the clay pots but I have noticed that 5 of the 6 clay pots that I have seem to have a whitish/grayish powdery sort of mold growing on them. I'm not allergic to molds, but I still want to avoid this from happening.
I thought about wiping the pots down with a bleach solution, but I am not sure if this could harm the plants or if it would offer a long-term solution. Not to mention that bleach is nasty stuff to deal with anyway.
Has anyone had a problem with mold growing on their clay pots and is there something I can do to stop the mold that is growing now and prevent this from continuing in the future? I appreciate any feedback. Thank you.