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Old 04-04-2016, 01:13 PM
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I've been trying to research online but I can't get any info on my possible root problem. I have 2 phal (moth) orchids that have aerial roots that are a bit hard and some of them have light-medium color brown marks on them, they are not spots though. They expand from a couple cm to about an in. long. Although they are green roots I am starting to get worried because they weren't there when I first got them.

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Old 04-04-2016, 03:42 PM
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If you post five times, you can then add pictures to the thread so that others can see what you mean and help better.
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Firm and green roots is a good thing I am assuming you are talking about the brown tips on the end of the roots. My guess it maybe b/c their exposed to the air and temperature change. The 5 post can be anything like hi, test, etc.
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Aerial roots are extremely sensitive to changes in environment. Many times I've purchased/acquired phals with good aerial roots, brought them into my office or home and had them shrivel/die completely. This doesn't mean the plant is dying. Eventually the plant acclimates to its new surroundings and out come NEW aerial roots that grow and thrive - if the roots are hard and shriveled I simply snip them off....
On the other hand....I've had Neofinitia root TIPS die off - either from stress, fertilizer burn, or some other undetermined reason - I've nipped off the shriveled dead portion and a few weeks later the root(s) start growing again - yea! As others have noted - a few close up pics would help us evaluate with you immensely. Good luck!
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