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Old 04-08-2016, 09:16 PM
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Today I received two phal orchids through the mail. One of my phals had some white but firm roots. I don't know if this is normal or not so I just left them in the pot after I re-potted them. They were initially in sphagnum moss. The past couple of days the temperatures dropped to around 40-45 F. I don't know if the cold affected them or not, but there didn't seem to be cold damage to the buds or the leaves.

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silvery colored roots could just be a sign it need to be hydrated.
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silvery colored roots could just be a sign it need to be hydrated.
The roots have a white color. I saw no hints of a silvery color.
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Welcome, Jessi. If you make 5 posts, you can put a picture up and it will be easier to answer your question. Just make a few random comments (Like "Hi" ) to reach 5.

Most phal roots are light colored when dry and turn green when the outer layer, the velamin, is wet and the root is absorbing moisture. Have you watered the new plants yet?
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