Common houseplants occasionally succumb to disease. If you want to take care of the problem yourself, you can use ordinary kitchen products to rid plants of fungi. Great plants for kids include African violet, Christmas cactus, and dracaena, among others. This is when youâll see the first signs of infection. "The Houseplant Expert" also recommends lightly dusting the leaves with sulfur alternately. When an infested plant is disturbed, a cloud of tiny flies lifts off the soil. The most common houseplant mushroom, Leucocoprinus Birnbaumii, can be difficult to get rid of and may continue pushing up through your soil month after month. document.write('