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    I'm repotting a new orchid. It looked healthy, but when I took it out of the pot most the roots were black and mushy and I removed them.
    My questions, should I remove these firm roots that look black or grey inside? and why are they so gnarly?
    Thanks, Clara
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    I would not remove any roots that are firm.

    As the old potting medium aged, it likely decomposed and became too compact, suffocating the roots.

    I recommend that you consider adding KelpMax to your watering regimen to stimulate root growth.

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    thanks Ray!

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