Cucumber Vine – Flat Stem

Q: This lemon cucumber plant started out with its main stem round. It has now grown six feet long but the stem is rectangular and about 2″ wide.

A: Wow…very nice!

The phenomenon of abnormally flattened stems is called “fasciation”. Many plants are known to occasionally produce fasciated stems. The fasciation results from bacteria in some cases and genetic abnormalities in others.

Let me know how the fruit develops!


Fasciation causes

Fasciated plants

Fasciated lily

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