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By Ani
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Hey everyone,

Can anyone tell me what this shoot is that's growing from the medium? It was very small when I got the plant, so I paid little attention to it and thought it was just part of the sphagnum moss at the time. After over a week though, it's grown like crazy and sticking out a lot.

The thing is, it doesn't look like part of the VFT at all to me, but as I'm new to this, I just wanted to double check whether this is a normal looking growth or some weed that managed to sneak its way into the pot?

Any ideas? Should I just leave it there to do its thing?

Thanks for any advice!
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By Cross
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That's a very fat piece of something or another. I'd go to it's root to make sure the whole thing is out.

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By Ani
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Thanks for confirming. Just managed to gently pull it out with what looks like roots and all.
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By Cross
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Ani wrote:Thanks for confirming. Just managed to gently pull it out with what looks like roots and all.
Good. Sometimes they can come out a plant, especially if they're too close. And they can regrow from left behind roots.

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