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white roots on phal

This is a discussion on white roots on phal within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; When I got this phal the roots were mostly rotted so I cut them and ...

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    When I got this phal the roots were mostly rotted so I cut them and re potted, at first I wasn't sure it was going to make it, grew 2 keiki one of which is also currently in bloom (still attached ) the roots are growing but they lack color, just all white ( it does have some older roots that are green closer to the top) Its in a clear container which is inside a clay pot. Have not been fertilized. Is this normal for roots? Is it lacking light, minerals? I have not come across anything similar in any threads or articles about it, what is the problem?
    just watered the plant, usually soak it abut every 10 days.
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    Looks very healthy. is quite normal when they are developing. pale White color could be due to lack of light. may be it would become normal if you keep it out of the cache pot

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    Yes, the roots look fine, I'd only put it in the display pot when you have it on display, let the roots get a bit of sun and a bit more air and it will continue to thrive.

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    Thank you for replying, I did take it out of clear pot just to put the bottom root back in the container before it grew any bigger and will leave the decorative pot out. Now I'll wait and see.
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    Good idea to take it out of the decorative pot!

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    As far as air goes I have smaller containers that have air slits on the side of them, do you think the one in the pic. Provides enough air? Its time for me to re order and I'm wondering if I should be ordering different than one in pic
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    Phals really like air slits on the sides of the pots, so I would recommend going that way. Air roots and wild roots all over seem quite common to my Phals, they like it untidy!

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    If a clear pot doesn't have holes or slits on the sides I use a hot nail and make them.

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    Yes I think ill improvise side vents for the once I already have thanks
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