Repotting orchid
I recently purchased a blooming white orchid that has several exposed roots (5 long ones) outside of its' 4"x4" pot. Should I re-pot this orchid into a larger pot & cover up the exposed roots?I live in Dublin, Ga. Thank you
Submitted by dimaxrog@att.net

Hi

No, leave your orchid alone. Orchids are actually epiphytes, which means in the wild they live on tree branches and the exposed roots help hold the plant in place and absorb moisture and nutrients. Most orchids are potted in a bark mix instead of soil and don't need to be repotted very frequently. If you just bought this plant, I'm sure it's fine it its present state. It does not need or want soil.

Answered by doug.jimerson
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