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Should the external aerial fleshy roots be removed from an indoor orchid?



Hi Barbara; Welcome to Growsonyou. My answer is no, the roots should not be removed. As epiphytes, the roots are an important part of the orchid's anatomy. If you like, take a look at my Orchid Blog to see how they grow naturally. Here is the link.

The Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden

18 Nov, 2017


Agree with BG the aerial roots need to be left alone.

18 Nov, 2017


Thanks for your answer, much appreciated.


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