When lima beans sprout they already have true leaves growing between the baby leaves and are green. One sprout never pushed through the soil, I dug and found it sprouted but pale white and no true leaves present. I'm waiting till tomorrow to see what happens.
If no leaves grow and no color develops, could it be albino, or something genetic that didnt make it sprout and so its pale due to no sun for a prolonged period of time?
I'm thinking it sprouted under the soil days ago and grew down instead of up, and if a sprout doesn't get sun can't it stay pale and stop growing? Even albinos push normally through the soil and get leaves, this has none.
Sometimes they explode like they are squid , roots everywhere that look like they should be a plant ,. From there a sprout will come from below the seed .
Twice with mine at least,, this year ... The same thing happened.
LOL. It will take more than one day. Guess "rather rapidly" is a subjective phrase. Either tear it out or watch it for a week. I grow quite a few types of beans each year and am used to some getting hit.