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Orchid Root Photos

This is a discussion on Orchid Root Photos within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Ok, now I know I'm not the only 'orchid root freak' on this forum Lol, ...

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    Ok, now I know I'm not the only 'orchid root freak' on this forum Lol, and that gives me the opportunity to share some pics here:

    First one is new roots developing on a newly re-potted cattleya, second one is new roots from a small growth, and the third picture is one that I took of a developing spike but as I was browsing through my orchid pics today I noticed the root in the background....

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    Thanks for the thread Eduardo

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    Glad you liked the thread! And thanks for the contribuitions! And, Eric, I'm and orchids root freak too...

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    Cattleya loddigesii:


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    Nice roots. someone needs to start a thread on keiki pictures.

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    Three more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hase View Post
    Glad you liked the thread! And thanks for the contribuitions! And, Eric, I'm and orchids root freak too...
    When I started with orchids, it was the thing that fascinated me most, as unlike other plants, orchid roots are very apparent and you can see them literally growing in front of you. With experience you know how vital they are to the success of your orchid and your interest just keep on increasing lol.

    Nice pics everyone.

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    Default More roots - the oddest ones in my collection

    Polystachya coriscentia - the roots. I blush (pun ! ) to say that I knocked the plant out of its pot because I was worried about the state of the roots... it was probably just a bit of bacterial damage on the leaves from over-enthusiastic foliar feeding...but different - don't you agree ?

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    Darn it Geoff! Now I want an orchid with purple roots!!!!!!


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    A true story, I was told , back in the days when I had contact with a lot of research and development labs. Back in the early days of genetic engineering - moving genes around from one organism to another , someone isolated the delphine genes which produce the beautiful blue colour in Delphiniums ( garden border flowers in England) and managed to splice them into the genes of a rose.
    They proceeded to mass produce a batch of seedlings - it was thought that they would make a fortune- growers have been trying to get a real true blue rose much longer than others have been trying to get a scarlet cymbidium ; but when they bloomed for the first time, the roses were a normal colour.
    They persisted for a second year, but the same thing.
    Eventually they gave up, and t dug up all the batch of plants to go on the compost heap or maybe burn them, whatever they did with failed experiments . Lo and behold, the roots were blue...
    Nowadays it is understood that you not only need the production gene - the one which causes the effect , but also the control gene - the one which dictates when and where the productioin gene is switched on (btw they don't use those words 'production' and 'control' but I have forgotten the actual technical terms )
    That was not the explanation for my orchid by the way - the colour there is natural.

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    Nice pics everyone, thanks for your contribuitions! Geoff those purple roots are really curious!

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