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    Default Aerial roots on phal

    Hello. I just purchased some type of phal and it has a few aerial roots that really seem to be dead. Is it ok to cut them back and if so how far back?


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    Bruce Brown
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    If they are really dead, it will not hurt. Cut them completely off. To make sure they are dead, run water over them for a few minutes. If they do not change color and absorb the water, then they are probably completely dead. If you are unsure, post a photo and let us take a look.


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