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Jun 3, 2018 5:07 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
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This is for my GF....what is the stuff on the stem?
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Jun 4, 2018 10:13 AM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
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26 views, no guesses? @Dutchlady1
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Jun 4, 2018 1:45 PM CST
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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I've never seen anything like that on mine. My guess would be maybe a chewing insect got to them.
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Jun 5, 2018 5:24 PM CST
Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
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I have had very similar looking buildup on plumeria and philodendron leaf stems. Mine seemed to just be due to dry buildup of dust and/or insect excrement.

In attempting to clean, does it come off easily? Is there plant damage underneath?
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Jun 5, 2018 5:34 PM CST
Name: Cheryl
North of Houston TX (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Plumerias Ponds
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Thanks. She says it doesn't scrape off easily. At this point I am assuming it is cosmetic.
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Jun 5, 2018 6:11 PM CST
Name: James
Anacortes, WA (Zone 8b)
(Heat zone - 1, Sunset zone - 5)
Region: Pacific Northwest Plumerias Adeniums Tropicals Bromeliad Cactus and Succulents
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If it's not spreading or damaging, it's probably not a problem. Remind her to spray over the plant periodically (rain style) for cleaning and not just water below. Moisture, gunk, and bacteria can grow in those little grooves fairly easily.
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Jun 9, 2018 6:43 AM CST

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Nothing wrong with it, just one of those things.... Shrug!
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