Orchid Plants

Orchid Air Roots & Repotting

Dlsmith48 added on December 28, 2017 | Answered

I am a novice, but bought an orchid that was near to death about three years ago. It has thrived, but after researching today the mass of air roots it has developed I believe it needs to be repotted. When I repor it do I just leave the air roots alone?

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Answered on December 28, 2017

Air roots are normal on certain orchids. Leave them alone when you repot; they are vital to plant health. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/roots-coming-from-plant.htm
The American Orchid Society, aos.org, has picture ID pages. I think they call it Orchid A-Z. Knowing which orchid you have is important to proper care. The website has care sheets on each subtype of orchid.

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