What to do with orchid roots sticking out of the pot: transplanting rules
An orchid is a very fastidious flower that instantly reacts to the slightest external stimuli. The plant needs proper lighting, sufficient humidity and favourable conditions for healthy growth.
You may often notice that the roots of an orchid literally crawl out of the pot. Read what to do in this case and how to transplant the plant correctly in the OBOZREVATEL article.
Experts say that this is a normal phenomenon, but in the event of the appearance of aerial (another name is aerial) roots, the plant needs to be transplanted. Most often, the roots grow as much as possible in phalaenopsis and epiphytic orchids. Ground roots can even take moisture from the air. They are thick, hard and covered with velamen. Thus, the flower receives water and nitrogen. But the presence of above-ground roots indicates a lack of space in the pot.
If you notice that the roots of the orchid have come out of the pot, the flower needs to be repotted urgently. After removing the orchid from the pot, soak it in cool water for 30 minutes.
Before repotting the plant, be sure to check the roots. Black or brown colour indicates that they are already dead. Such roots should be cut off with disinfected secateurs. It is necessary to leave healthy roots that are white or green in colour.
The orchid should be transplanted into a pot with drainage holes. You can buy special soil for orchids or take a mixture of bark. A shallow layer of fine roots or pebbles will improve drainage. After transplanting, the orchid should be placed in a cool place and not watered for several days.
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told which plants should not be placed next to an orchid.
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