A jello type substance forming on the roots. What is this?


          The 'jello like" substance is most likely the moisture retaining gel that is used during transcontinental shipping to keep the plants damp.  Most of the time the plants reach the customer with this washed away, but occasionally some gets in the roots and then slowly works it way out.  It is harmless and can be thrown out.  (Don't put it down a drain because it clogs the drain.)

            If the jello-like substance is slimy with a scum-type substance this could be a fungus and that is a different matter all together.  If there is a rotten type smell, that is another sign of fungus.  See the FAQ answer about fungus for more details.


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