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Old 06-19-2013, 12:09 PM
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Some kind of fungus in my potting medium

This sprouted up in my encyclia cocheata this last week. What is it and can it be gotten rid of without repotting? It doesn't seem to be harming it (yet).
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:55 AM
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Most fungi in pots are not harmful. I repotted two Paphs yesterday and found white fungus on the bark but the plants are extremely healthy with vigorous roots. Snow mold is the only thing I know of that will cause harm.

If the Enc. is healthy, and it looks like it is, I wouldn't worry about it. You could increase the air circulation for the bark to dry out faster.

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I used to think it was a build-up of fertilizer and whenever I saw it I would flush, flush, flush.
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Looks like one of the stages of a mushroom lifecycle. It digests the wood.
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