Houseplants forum: Lil fuzzy toes mystery??? (Marble queen pothos)

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Name: Charlie Cooper
East coast (Zone 7b)
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ELISECOOPER
Dec 27, 2017 1:28 PM CST
Hi I'm new here. This is my first post actually and I'm still trying to work the site.

Ok, anyways y'all. I saw a thread from July that was asking about the root nodes of the poster's pothos being fuzzy and it peaked my interests.

I've had a Marble Queen Pothos for quite some time. I've named her Lady Madonna (anyone else a Beatles fan?). She's super healthy, full, no yellow leaves, no sicknesses, no pests, and very content. BUT after reading the post I referred to earlier, I took it upon myself to to lift up Lady Madonnas little skirt, (I know, how violating) and, lone behold, there were about 4 or 5 little fuzzy toes.


So, I went into panic mode, dug around the internet like crazy, and I can't find ANYTHING other than that post. And the post has been sleeping for a while so I DON'T WHAT THE ISSUE WAS OR SOLUTION WAS! agggghhhhh. I did find a few articles on propagating the pothos, one article/blog being written by someone who is a plant guru, and on his photos he posted, I can see little fuzzy roots as well. Members of this site suggested that overwatering may have been the culprit to blame on the forum from July, but I will assure you that Lady Madonna isn't over watered.

This fall, she did, however, have a quick fainting spell (oh, how Victorian!). I'm assuming it was from the shock of moving to a new apartment. But she is alive and thriving now.

I'm not super concerned, but still a bit worried of a root disease. I really love this plant a lot and want to help her.

Any ideas on this mystery???
Perhaps it's time to up and repot???
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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Dec 27, 2017 2:27 PM CST
Welcome to this site @ELISECOOPER! Smiling Your Pothos looks very pretty and healthy. Sorry I can't help with the 'fuzzy toes' but hopefully others much more knowledgeable than me will be able to answer your questions. Sticking tongue out
Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Dec 27, 2017 4:19 PM CST
I agree with Frenchy that your Pothos is thriving and shows no sign of any stress. Closeup photos can be deceptive, but I suspect that the fuzzy stuff on the root nodes is a result of high humidity or proximity to damp soil. In any case, don't change anything you have been doing, including the soil.

A note of caution: There is a lot of great information on this site, but there is also some information posted that is either misleading or just plain wrong. Caveat emptor!

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Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Dec 27, 2017 6:52 PM CST
WillC said:
A note of caution: There is a lot of great information on this site, but there is also some information posted that is either misleading or just plain wrong. Caveat emptor!



I agree This also applies to buying plants at nurseries, box stores and online. Believe me, I've been burned before. Glare Luckily with all the info on this site I am learning to be more careful. Smiling
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Christine
Dec 28, 2017 7:03 AM CST
I love your Lady Madonna, she is beautiful and I loved the Beatles :hearts:
that "fuzzy toes" reminds me of the mold you see on old fruit, nothing to worry about, just cut it off and be done with it, it was just dying since it didn't have anything to attach itself to, I always trim mine and the plant has no issues with me cutting it's "toes" off Rolling on the floor laughing

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Tisha
Dec 28, 2017 8:24 AM CST
Misinformation, that`s why we look to you for help,@WillC

Tisha
Name: Charlie Cooper
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ELISECOOPER
Dec 28, 2017 12:02 PM CST
Thank you all so much Smiling I'm going to cut them off and see how that goes Smiling happy New Year everyone!!!
Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Dec 28, 2017 11:42 PM CST
Bye Bye fuzzy toes. Hilarious!
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purpleinopp
Dec 29, 2017 8:03 AM CST
Pothos (Epipremnum) vines make aerial roots. The "fuzz" is what would grip onto a surface, if the root touches a surface to which it would like to adhere.
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Name: Charlie Cooper
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ELISECOOPER
Dec 29, 2017 1:07 PM CST
purpleinopp said:Pothos (Epipremnum) vines make aerial roots. The "fuzz" is what would grip onto a surface, if the root touches a surface to which it would like to adhere.


mystery solved!!! Hurray!

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