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white growth

This is a discussion on white growth within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I was given a phal orchid last november and to my surprise, it's still alive. ...

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    I was given a phal orchid last november and to my surprise, it's still alive. when the blooms all fell off and the shoots dried up, i cut them down. now, i am noticing a new leaf growing, but also noticing a white growth, approx 1 inch, growing from the bark underneath one of the bottom leaves. it looks almost translucent. does anyone have an idea?

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    a fungus growing in damp bark media? Or is it in damp Sphagnum moss?

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    Could be a new root. Can you provide a photo-that would help?

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    A photo would be very helpful. I think Susan could be correct, a new Aerial Root. When you water your plant does it turn more green? If so its a new root. Take Care,Rich

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    thanks for all the replies regarding my white growth question. it is an aerial root--that's just wild!

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