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Aerial Roots on Phaleanopsis

This is a discussion on Aerial Roots on Phaleanopsis within the Phalaenopsis ('moth orchid') Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Originally Posted by GenevaDad I have Phal 's and only one is displaying so many ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GenevaDad View Post
    I have Phal's and only one is displaying so many aerial roots. I guess it's plant specific?
    Introduce a high nitrogen fertilizer - 30-10-10.
    Hormone/tonics as in root hormone,superthrive, seaweed extract!
    Assess light availability, humidity levels, condition of roots within the pot in the media.

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    Hey opaline,

    Thanks for the advice. This plant is just start to spike so I prefer not checking roots at this time. I think I read somewhere that it's OK to repot Phal's even when blooming but, I'm nervous about doing that.

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    I love it! How about using all her nice surfaces near windows and start misting them all. "You're ruining all my beautiful furniture! Well, I say, if I had a greenhouse that wouldn't be happening."

    How's that?

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    Mist the nets and curtains aswell to encourage mould and mildew growing.! Store a secret stash of anti biotics just incase the plan goes on abit too long and you go down with respiratory infections. Its all worth it in the end. Start obtaining quotes for greenhouses. Use caution with collectable porcelain and silly ornaments. They can be used to trade.

    If i start noticing fast cars swirving onto walkways where Im standing I will assume my details have been located and plans have been exposed. How vicious is your wife? lol

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