Mushrooms in my Houseplant

Hi. I’ve never seen this in all my years keeping houseplants. A cluster of small yellow mushrooms that are shaped like (sorry) a penis. I’ve found a few references online but I can’t determine if it’s bad and how I should go about getting rid of it. This appeared in a plant ive had for at least five years and there’s been no change in its environment whatsoever. Please help me to figure out what to do with these. I’m afraid to just pull them out because I know some fungi release spores or something that will just make more grow.

Hi Reenie,

It is a little strange for them to suddenly appear after 5 years with no change in conditions such as increased humidity. You should probably remove the top  1/3 of the soil in the pot; making sure you carefully include any mushroom roots. After you remove the soil, spray the insides of the pot that are exposed with a mixture of 1/2 water and 1/2 alcohol (the inexpensive kind you get at the pharmacy). Replace the soil you removed with fresh potting mix.