Baby Procumbens Needs Help!

rosieface

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I was watering my procumbens this afternoon when I saw a flash of yellow down in the roots. I lifted up the tree to see what looks to be a yellow mold. I took a couple of pictures but they're not really that good. The good news is that from the trunk up the little guy still seems to be pretty healthy, so does anyone have any ideas on how to tackle this?
 

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rosieface

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After several unsuccessful attempts to take a better picture, and some internet research, I think what I may have is a slime mold, which has an alarming appearance but is probably not harmful.

Even so, I think most of the people here know more than I do, so I am still open to comments and advice. In the meantime, I will keep a close eye on the tree and if it starts looking sick I will remove the mold and do a repot with new soil.
 

edro

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You need to let the roots dry out more between waterings.
 

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I'm definitely going to do that. It's just been so hot here lately, the soil seems to dry out crazy fast. I think I need to check more thoroughly.
 

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For a juniper, the soil SHOULD dry out between watering. Let it get dry, then water.
 
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