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Can someone please help me identify what this orange larvae - like thing is in this lucky bamboo? I was cleaning the yellow leaves and notices it. This plant has over 2 years now.

example one example 2 Thanks!

  • Can you take one off and see if its actually alive or whether its inert? What's the plant growing in - water or soil? – Bamboo Mar 4 at 14:59
  • It looks a bit like the roots you find on the stalk of pineapples when you peel off the lower leaves. Was this UNDER a leaf before? – elPolloLoco Mar 4 at 15:44
  • They are aerial roots. Do you mist the plant frequently? – user22542 Mar 4 at 16:14
  • Thank you for all the responses! The plant is growing in water, and I do mist it somewhat frequently (usually two times a week, i live in a 35C weather with not so much moist). I basically water it when I see it's dry. The plant has never been under any other plant. I has been close to mint and pepper plants but Im not sure it's possible that it got it from them So apparently it's not really something to be worried about? – pimguilherme Mar 9 at 11:53
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These are definitely it’s own aerial roots. You can cut this stem and replant it, so you’ll have more fluffy plant bouquet.

  • Thank you! I'll mark this as accepted because other people indicated this as well and it sounds reasonable :). I'll try planting it too! – pimguilherme Mar 20 at 17:20

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