Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: Sempervivum - Hens and Chicks marshmellow type growth

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Name: Fraz
Kansas City, MO (Zone 6a)
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Fraz
Jul 18, 2013 10:35 PM CST
Help, I've combed the internet and can't seem to find out why some of my Hen and chick plants have a white-yellow marshmallow type stuff growing on them. Does anyone know what this even is so I can find a solution before it spreads to the remainder of the other plants? I did plant them over the top of a stump that has been decaying over 5 years and now there are mushrooms growing around this area as well. Area does get good sun in the morning. Help???Thumb of 2013-07-19/visitor/9b72bc
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Horntoad
Jul 18, 2013 10:55 PM CST
Looks kind of like slim mold.

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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jul 19, 2013 1:35 AM CST

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Hi Fraz, Welcome to ATP!

The first thing I thought of was slime mold too. Right now we have very high humidity and that stuff is showing up all over the place, but mostly on the cedar mulch. Full sun or part shade - doesn't seem to make any difference. I haven't found any near my sempervivum, but obviously they aren't mulched. I don't believe it does any harm, it just doesn't look very nice. After a few days it seems to disappear. You could probably just wash it off with a squirt from a hose.

It's common for mushrooms to grow near decaying stumps, so I wouldn't be concerned about that. Otherwise your sempervivum look very healthy.
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Name: Fraz
Kansas City, MO (Zone 6a)
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Fraz
Jul 19, 2013 9:08 AM CST
Thank you Horntoad and Goldfinch4 for your responses, they are greatly appreciated. I hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for helping me out!
I was going to put the tiphat emoticon here, but couldn't figure out how! Fraz
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Name: Chris
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goldfinch4
Jul 19, 2013 10:14 AM CST

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You're welcome, and if you're interested, we'd love to have you stop by the Sempervivum forum and join us! http://garden.org/forums/view/chooks/
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chelle
Jul 19, 2013 3:18 PM CST
Hi, Fraz. Welcome! to ATP!

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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 20, 2013 9:46 PM CST

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Hi Fraz, and a great big Welcome!
Would love for you to come visit in the Sempervivum Forum.
Beautiful coloring on those semps. And it looks like you may have more than one type of fungus growing. They love the decaying wood.
Name: Fraz
Kansas City, MO (Zone 6a)
Daylilies
Fraz
Jul 21, 2013 10:42 PM CST
I knew fungus was amoung us! LOL I'm novice gardener and this is my first attempt to join a group and I must say you all are wonderful and really appreciate your kindness. I am going to attempt to join the sempervivum forum!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Jul 21, 2013 11:25 PM CST

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Hurray! Hurray! Yeah, see you in the Sempervivum threads. You will love them Fraz.

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