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mushrooms on my orchid media

This is a discussion on mushrooms on my orchid media within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by 78Terp Dede- Any chance of a picture of this? It is quite ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 78Terp View Post
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    Hey- this mushroom is coming out of the bottom of my Laelia Finckeniana. Read several posts and can't decide if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

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    Thanks for the image. Crazy!

    Looks cool though!

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    I have never heard of it being harmful but it can be unsightly. I get them in other plants but have yet to get them in my orchids. Only fungus i encounter is the white cotton-y type, think id rather have the more decorative mushrooms lol.

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    In my opinion, I think is a indicator of a good eco system as in their natural environment, mushrooms and orchids thrive and live together. I have a few mushrooms growing with mounted coelogynes and I leave it as is and don't seem to have caused any impact.

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    would mushrooms be all that bad for orchids if not you could harvest them and have a nice meal 2 for the price of 1

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