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View Poll Results: How do you manage air roots when repotting - pick 3

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  • Catts: Bury the roots in the media

    11 68.75%
  • Catts: Leave the roots out in the air as much as possible

    2 12.50%
  • Catts: Trim the roots off

    1 6.25%
  • Phals: Bury the roots in the media

    8 50.00%
  • Phals: Leave the roots out in the air as much as possible

    5 31.25%
  • Phals: Trim the roots off

    0 0%
  • Oncs/Intergenics: Bury the roots in the media

    11 68.75%
  • Oncs/Intergenics: Leave the roots out in the air

    3 18.75%
  • Oncs/Intergenics: Trim the roots off

    0 0%
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Root Management during Repotting

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    Default Root Management during Repotting

    How do you manage roots during repotting?

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    I don't grow Catts or Phals, but I do bury aerial roots on my Brassias.

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    In this arid climate, aerial roots don't thrive, so in general, I try to bury roots if I can. I certainly try to guide new roots into the media. Just repotted a phal with an absurd amount of aerial roots; in this case I left quite a few out because that's what the plant was used to. I even trimmed some of the really long dangley ones--that was a first for me!

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    I try to leave the roots exposed as that is where the plant wants them.With aerial roots ,if they are buried they have a strong tendence to stop growing and the die.

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    I agree. Especially with phals, the aerial roots die when they are buried in the media, unless the media is very coarse.

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    Default What to do with aerial roots of orchids.

    According to all that I have read, aerial roots should be left in the air. I haven't read about Oncidiums, so no comment.

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    Overburing roots tend to lead to mushy leaves. You want some exposed. I Usually bury all but the silver roots. So far I have 129 orchids still alive and well.

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