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    Is there any kind of plants or plantlets that are produced from algae that is left to it's own? I've noticed new tiny plants appearing in a lot of my plant pots (numbers of them, not just one or two), and I know they weren't planted there! They are tiny green things that have numerous tiny leaf looking stems....? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    I kept most of my plants outside last summer and now I have tiny little "plantlets" growing up in almost every pot. I'm sure they are just weeds and I just keep pulling them out as they come up. I'm also sure that is what you have. Unless it looks like a baby cp I'd just pull it out. If I'm right you'll have plenty to replace the ones you pull out soon.

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    Oops, perhaps I should have mentioned that I keep mine in an indoor terrarium! They have never been exposed to the outdoors. I have never re-used old soils with planting new plants, and I have never mixed & matched my plants or anything like that. That's why this is striking me as so strange! Any clues? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/confused.gif[/img]
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    Even soil that is fresh out of the bag can have seeds in it. It can still be a weed. I'm not saying that it can't be algae, but from what you described it don't sound like one to me.

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    This the stuff you have?

    I also have fine green filaments that I believe are a type of algae. Other than looking bad it doesn't seem to bother the seedlings yet.
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    If your plants are in a peat mix it might be sphagnum moss starting to sprout. Most of the algae I have seen is a dark green slimy nasty coating.
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    I think the plants in the picture with my d. capensis seedlings are probably moss. They look like miniature pine trees in a way.
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    You know Liverworts are a possibility. Dark green, slimy, and fillied with holes. Looks a lot like moss.I really dont know much about them.
    Ive had these form massive colonies under benches in GHs before.

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