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do roots need to be growing downward?

Discussion in 'Everything Else Orchid' started by Shawn Wilson, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Shawn Wilson

    Shawn Wilson New Member

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    I've repotted this orchid and it looks really healthy with lots of new roots but as you can see from the attached image, many roots are growing up, not down or even sideways. IMG_1486.jpg Is this ok?
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The roots look great. They are going to go where they want. I would just let them do what they want.
     
  3. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Phalaenopsis have a relatively massive "body" growing on top of a small base. Roots growing from higher in the plant will act as "guy wires" to give the plant mechanical stability.
     
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  4. Shawn Wilson

    Shawn Wilson New Member

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    Thank you! very reassuring.