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Old 27-02-2003, 03:53 AM
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I can't pass up a bargain and now have several very healthy looking plants -
not blooming- that have many aerial roots. How do I handle the LONG roots
that are above the soil line? It would take a gigantic pot to hold them.
Have I let them go too long?
Thanks,
Carolyn



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Old 27-02-2003, 06:55 PM
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I'd just let them grow, Carolyn. Sometimes when you repot you can tuck some
in the pot without breaking them; but if not, they'll be fine "hanging out".


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I can't pass up a bargain and now have several very healthy looking

plants -
not blooming- that have many aerial roots. How do I handle the LONG roots
that are above the soil line? It would take a gigantic pot to hold them.
Have I let them go too long?
Thanks,
Carolyn




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Old 28-02-2003, 12:19 AM
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On Thu, 27 Feb 2003 13:53:51 -0500, Jim Landers wrote:

I'd just let them grow, Carolyn. Sometimes when you repot you can tuck
some in the pot without breaking them; but if not, they'll be fine
"hanging out".



I agree. To me, Phal roots are very interesting to watch grow. Just let
them do their thing!
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Old 28-02-2003, 01:45 AM
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Carolyn,

They are less apt to break if well moistened 10 or 15 minutes before
repotting, whether going in the pot or out.

Bob

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On Thu, 27 Feb 2003 13:53:51 -0500, Jim Landers wrote:

I'd just let them grow, Carolyn. Sometimes when you repot you can tuck
some in the pot without breaking them; but if not, they'll be fine
"hanging out".



I agree. To me, Phal roots are very interesting to watch grow. Just let
them do their thing!


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Old 28-02-2003, 02:15 PM
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Interesting point, Bob. This never occurred to me. How do you moisten them,
use a Qtip or spray bottle? And does this permit you to get longer roots in
the pot without breaking them?

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Carolyn,

They are less apt to break if well moistened 10 or 15 minutes before
repotting, whether going in the pot or out.

Bob

"Fred Garvin" wrote in message
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On Thu, 27 Feb 2003 13:53:51 -0500, Jim Landers wrote:

I'd just let them grow, Carolyn. Sometimes when you repot you can

tuck
some in the pot without breaking them; but if not, they'll be fine
"hanging out".



I agree. To me, Phal roots are very interesting to watch grow. Just let
them do their thing!







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Old 28-02-2003, 04:51 PM
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Jim,

At least a spray bottle or a soak. Getting them to "green up" as when you
water them will make them more pliable.

You can probably get more of the airial roots in the pot then, but it is
definately better for those already in the mix. Whether the airial roots
will adapt to in pot culture is another topic for discussion.

Bob


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Old 03-03-2003, 01:07 AM
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Thanks for your replies expertice.
Carolyn
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Jim,

At least a spray bottle or a soak. Getting them to "green up" as when you
water them will make them more pliable.

You can probably get more of the airial roots in the pot then, but it is
definately better for those already in the mix. Whether the airial roots
will adapt to in pot culture is another topic for discussion.

Bob






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