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Posted 3w ago by @squid_

What are these
These things started poking out of my #FishboneCactus and I don't know what they are
I'm assuming they're normal but it's always good to double check lol
Looks like new stem growth.
As fishbone cacti are epiphytes, they have aerial roots! These aerial roots grow out of their stems and help them grab onto the surface they're growing on. They also help with some moisture and nutrient intake. The aerial roots might look a little odd, but they're nothing to worry about. πŸ€—πŸͺ΄
@kscape that's so cool! Thanks for teaching me 😁
Arial roots are small thin roots that grow from the stem. I think you have a new stem before leaf development.
@kscape I didn’t know certain type of cactus had aerial roots. Hmmm πŸ€” that’s interesting. Thanks for the info.
@KikiGoldblatt There are arial roots on my plant.

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