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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; Wade, many Phally growers are using clear pots as are growers of other genera. The ...

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    Wade, many Phally growers are using clear pots as are growers of other genera. The root systems do seem to stay in the pot BUT would plants that have a "wandering" root system like Cattleya, Laelia & family co-operate, I don't know. Like you, some testing should be done. I think its more likely to be successful on monopodial plants. ( not Vandas ) Might give a Catt' a go to see what happens.

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    I'm really considering doing some testing along these lines. It will probably take a while though. I've had some of the "Rand" pots for many years. I always valued them for the air cone more than the translucence but they are very nice. I noticed that some of the other "clear" pots have some very nice additions to drainage and that may also have a factor in keeping the roots happy enough to want to stay in the pot. My feeling is that roots will go where they have the best environment.

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