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Panda123456789
Nov 1, 2016 9:47 PM CST
I have a nice panda plant, but now I see these random white like projections that look like thorns sprouting. What is this, is it a new leaf or something bad?
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DaisyI
Nov 1, 2016 10:25 PM CST
Welcome!

Could you post some photos please?
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Panda123456789
Nov 3, 2016 7:40 AM CST
Thank you for responding, sorry this is late, here are some photos.
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purpleinopp
Nov 3, 2016 8:42 AM CST
Hi & welcome! Looks like adventitious roots.
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Leftwood
Nov 3, 2016 9:04 AM CST
Yes, they are just roots, and nothing to worry about. A drier climate would help prevent them, if it matters to you. Roots above ground on succulents are encouraged by higher humidity and soil that is more moist than it needs to be.
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madcratebuilder
Nov 3, 2016 9:04 AM CST
I agree

Google aerial roots or adventitious roots. Some find them unattractive and remove them, others don't bother.

Here are 2 Kalanchoe with aerial roots.

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tarev
Nov 3, 2016 9:14 AM CST
Agree, those are roots, I just leave them be. Smiling

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