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May 29, 2020 3:03 PM CST

Noticed that my yucca cane stalk has, what I think is, roots growing out the side of them now. I have recently replanted this plant into a larger pot, but I'm not sure what would cause this to happen, or even if these are roots or some sort of fungus.

anybody ever seen this before or have advice on what to do about it.
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May 30, 2020 9:21 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
That is a reaction to the strangulation caused by the rope tie that has cut through the bark.
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May 30, 2020 9:30 AM CST

I thought that may be the case, but the ropes are just tight enough to hold the tree up...and they seem to be sprouting from all over the tree. You think this could still be stemming from the strings?
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May 30, 2020 9:35 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Yes, the strings have cut through the critical layer just below the bark cutting the upper plant off from the roots below. The plant is reacting by trying to save itself by producing new roots.

It should not need rope to support itself. I suggest removing the rope, although I don't know how that will affect future growth. Your Yucca is in an unprecedented situation.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
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