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thread-like hanging on plant with pink lumps on thread. Is this some type of bug?

Zone Rural | Anonymous added on November 18, 2019 | Answered

One of my indoor plants has a long cotton-like thread hanging from 2 of the leaves. There seem to be pink lumps on the threads. Is this some type of bug? Any treatment? The plant seems in excellent condition otherwise.

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on November 20, 2019

I would guess it may be insect eggs. Whatever it is, go ahead and remove it with a damp paper towel. It doesn't belong on your plant. Here are the most common houseplant pests:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/common-bugs-and-pests-on-houseplants.htm

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MichiganDot
Answered on November 19, 2019

Without more information and a picture, I can only give you an educated guess. There are strange, parasitic plants called dodder. There are many types and their look varies but a common description is a thin, vine-like growth. Check images online and read this article for more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/weeds/dodder-weed-control.htm

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