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This is a discussion on Encyclia tampensis help with roots within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; So I just received a piece of cork that I ordered today and am very ...
So I just received a piece of cork that I ordered today and am very excited to get my encyclia tampensis mounted and happy! I removed it from its clay pot and picked away all the old potting medium and am left with quite a rats nest of roots. There are very few that are green, which is the main reason I wanted to mount this plant. However, compared to the size of the plant I'm worried to cut away everything it has. Please take a look at the photo and give honest feedback! The photo was taken after running the roots under water for several minutes. They are not exactly brown or black, but are straw-like and lifeless.
Some of the roots look healthy to me. I would suggest you cut the roots only which are dry and no life and leave the rest of them. tameness is a great candidate for mounting.