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Orchid potting

Zone PE19 5TQ | Patgale added on January 7, 2016 | Answered

I have a healthy orchid, in flower almost continuously. However, it has a mass of aerial roots and looks as if it is trying to climb out of the pot. Do I bury these roots or cut them, or should it look like this?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 8, 2016

This is quite common for the orchid to send out new roots and they often form these roots on the surface of the growing medium.
The next time you repot the orchid, choose a slightly larger pot to adequately fit the roots comfortably.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/indoor-orchid-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/orchids/orchid-planting-mediums.htm

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