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What is this? Roots?

This is a discussion on What is this? Roots? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I just noticed these things growing out of my orchid's pot recently and now there ...

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    Default What is this? Roots?

    I just noticed these things growing out of my orchid's pot recently and now there are 2 of them. Are they roots? Is it time to repot?

    I have a picture attached with blue arrows to indicate the "weird" growths.

    Also I think my leaves look a little yellow-ish...does that mean not enough water or light?

    Any suggestions/ideas much appreciated
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    yes they are roots, but it doesnt mean its time to repot, Phals alsways like to grow aerial roots all the time and if your leaves are getting yellow it means they are getting to much light =)

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    Thank you! Do I need to do anything about the roots? Or do I just leave them be?

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    The color of the leaves looks about correct to me. And those ARE roots. Leaves also get yellow when the media is not allowed to dry before watering again. ( Or in the case of Phals. ALMOST dry! ) This is just my humble opinion...I am no expert on Phals or any other orchid for that matter!...Betty :-)

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    Betty, Thank you for your input! I think I am just being paranoid. I moved a while back and now it's elsewhere. I am pretty sure it's a East-ward facing window but there's a tree in front of the window..so part of me was concerned that there wasn't ENOUGH light..but I guess it must be getting enough light that it's still healthy looking and growing roots apparently!

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    Betty is right, the color on the leaves do look good. Phals, and most Oncids/Hybrids for that matter, are typically getting the right amount of light when the leaves take a slight yellow-green tint. Dark green leaves usually indicate light levels that are too low.

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    That phal looks just fine. No worries. The new roots are a good sign.

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