What's growing out of my wall?
February 27, 2005 4:22 PM Subscribe
A couple of days ago, I noticed something very odd in my bathroom - something seemed to be growing out of the wall. It looks kind of like a plant sprout than anything else I can think of, but it doesn't really behave like one - for one, it shriveled up after about two days.
posted by DoomGerbil to Home & Garden (6 answers total)
It doesn't look like any type of fungus I've ever seen, but I'm at a loss as to what else it could be.
One detail that might be helpful: about two weeks ago, the shower in the apartment above mine started leaking water down into the walls. When we noticed this, we talked to them, they had it fixed, and the apartment manager had someone come in and rip out and replace the plaster, drywall, etc, all the way down to the frame. The handyman said that he checked out the other walls in the bathroom for water damage, but I kind of doubt it at this point.
The "plant" is not growing out of the area that was replaced, but it is in the same general area of the bathroom. All I really need to know is: is this something that could be bad? Could it maybe signify more thorough water damage than was found at first?