Unknown growth

Asked August 16, 2016, 8:42 AM EDT

I received a flower bouquets on May and the plant that came with the flowers has been alive for following 3 months (I think it's slowly dying). I noticed some unusual growth on the back of leaf and had no idea what it was. About 3 leaves are showing the same growth and yesterday one fell off but it was green n round, this morning I noticed how this thing 'bloomed' on water :( I've been researching and all I can come up with it is either some kind of seed, protection, or bugs?? Any idea?

Outside United States houseplants plant pathology

1 Response


Without seeing the plant, I can't really tell for sure, but it looks like a bud has formed on the lower surface of that leaf. It may produce a small plant similar to the larger one. Sometimes we call these adventitious buds, and they are unusual. It does not look like an insect to me.

Thank you for contacting Cooperative Extension,