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Phalaenopsis Amabilis Root ?

This is a discussion on Phalaenopsis Amabilis Root ? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I have a white phal . It looks healthly and has been growing roots like ...

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    Question Phalaenopsis Amabilis Root ?

    I have a white phal. It looks healthly and has been growing roots like crazy. The question is the some of the roots above the medium, have some browish areas. Is this something I need to address? The one root that has this, after it goes into the bark it is green again? This plants does have a lot of roots, all the roots in the medium are green after watering. If there is a issue what is the best treatment? Thank You, Rich
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    The mix is breaking slightly now and it also has some salt build-up that caused the brownish marking on the roots. The plant looks great, so I will just flush the potting medium more often with clean water for now. Next spring, you can repot it if the mix is breaking down more.

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    Good eye, Tom. I would add that you can already see the crystals building up on the bark mix. Time to flush with lots of pure water to avoid further root burn.


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