Phaelanopsis runner

Discussion in 'Orchidaceae (orchids)' started by rzdemott, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. rzdemott

    rzdemott Member

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    st louis missouri
    I have a phaelanopsis that dropped its blooms over a month ago. The leaves look very healthy and it just started to send out what looks like a new root/runner. I'm wondering if it's something that would take root if I put this into another pot of bark mix. If not, what is it? Does it mean the pot is too small?

    Thanks for any help you can give me!
  2. togata57

    togata57 Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    Columbus, Ohio
    It's a root. Normal for phals and other epiphytic orchids. Just leave it be. Other plants keep their roots inside the pot: orchids have no such reticence.
    Post a photo if you can. How long have you had your plant? Tell us about it!
    And: Welcome to the Forum!

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