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Cattleya Orchid Root problem

This is a discussion on Cattleya Orchid Root problem within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I wish more of my plants had that "problem" of happy growing roots all over!...

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    I wish more of my plants had that "problem" of happy growing roots all over!

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    From what it looks like, you are going to have to cut.

    Cut the pot in order to uppot that plant without damaging the roots.

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    Chopped up a pot on many occasions similar problems. Plant isn't big enough to up grade pot size just yet. Fun will start next spring.

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    Some of them just like it that way To be nosy neighbours. I have some that have sent their roots into the pots of the neighboring orchids hehe.

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    I have a lot that like having visiting root systems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Some of them just like it that way To be nosy neighbours. I have some that have sent their roots into the pots of the neighboring orchids hehe.
    Oh yes, I really don't like when they do that 'secretly'. LOL.. I often find out way too late and then end up having to break roots because I cannot tell which one is growing from which orchid. hahaha....

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    Beautiful Sight.

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    I wish mine would have that problem.

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    Even this year in Florida the temps got devestating. I know I lost over 40 orchids to blasting and freezing. Its not just about regulating temps but maintaining no matter where you are. Outside was dangerous this year so I had moved everything indoors only to have my heating system fail. In my shed turned greenhouse, I had rotting problems due to leaks in the roof ( we get snow here its just liquified).

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    I have read that the clear pots tend to keep the roots in the pot. I'd like to experiment with that a bit. If so, I'll be looking at buying a few cases.

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