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    it's a root. i've seen my pygmies do that from time to time....
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    trying to find higher, drier ground, perhaps?

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    I have recently received some gemmae. The envelope was left untouched for few days as I was away from the apartment when it arrived. Gemmae sprouted on the paper towel inside the envelope and developed similar "roots". I have planted all of them and some look exactly like what I see in the picture.

    Oh yeah, your peat seems to be rather rich in nutrients = slime.

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    Notanumber hit it on the head right out of the box. Root not fully seated. Actually I stated the question poorly. I knew the picture was crap - I meant what is wrong with the subject matter.

    The root must have hit something in the media and grew over a 1/2" tall before the plant fell over. It is now growing upside down - that's what I saw as wrong.




    Here is a shot of the 4" pot (still not the best of photos) the plant is on the right side - between the label and the boulder.



    I am going to try to tweek it out and put it in another pot by itself.

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    We all knew that.. was just razzin' on ya a bit because of the thread's title.

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    This happens quite often especially on sandier mixes with fine grained sand. Pressing the gemmae into the media slightly when you sow them helps reduce this somewhat. I usually just take my fine tweezers, open a small pit and bury the root. The plant will sort things out in growth eventually even if it has some twists and turns at the bottom.
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    Here is the errant plant out of the pot, it was just laying on top. The brown root was not visible to these 70 year old eyes until I tried to lift the plant up to settle it into a trench in another place in the pot. It had a few grains of sand attached and lifted right out. Since taking these pictures I have put it back into the same pot. Hope I didn't kill it.


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