Philodendrons, Elephant Ears, and Other Aroids forum→Philodendron Gloriosum White Fuzz

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Name: E PB
Hong Kong (Zone 7b)
May 21, 2020 7:12 PM CST
Hi there!

My Philodendron Gloriosum cutting has been sitting on a mix of orchid bark, Perlite, horticultural charcoal, coco coir and potting mix. Today I noticed that there is a very fine hairy white substance ( I assume it's mould) growing on the original rhizome (not visible through the phone's camera lens).The original rhizome itself is quite squishy, gooey and somewhat hollow.

My question is, should I cut off the rotted rhizome and leave the new growth? Or should I treat with fungicide and leave the whole thing intact?

Thanks for any and all advice! This forum is a really great place to learn from experienced growers. I only recently got into growing plants now that I am studying in university and am earning some money to explore my passions. Sticking tongue out
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Name: Gina
Florida (Zone 9a)
Tropical plant collector 35 years
Region: Florida Tropicals Aroids
May 22, 2020 6:32 AM CST
OI would leave it myself, it should eventually desiccate and you can just pluck it away. If you try and cut it you may take some new roots with it. But I would definitely treat it with a fungicide
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