Whether you’re repotting an orchid or just thinking about it, there are a number of things to keep in mind when dealing with the roots. Especially if your orchids have a lot of aerial roots, you may find yourself wondering what to do with them. Fortunately, there are several methods to help you deal with […]
Can I Trim Orchid Air Roots
Keeping an orchid healthy requires plenty of patience and knowledge. However, it also requires the right tools and a bit of elbow grease. One of the biggest challenges is repotting orchids. In short, yes, you can cut the orchid aerial roots. But it not always advisable. Your orchid’s last line of self-preservation are the aerial […]
What Happens When an Orchid Has a Terminal Spike?
During the growth phase of an orchid, it will produce a flower spike. This spike will grow at a specific location. This location is called the terminal spike. It grows from the middle of the crown. Terminal spikes will usually last for several months or years. Terminal spikes are often confused with new aerial roots. […]
How to Repot an Orchid: Step-by-Step Guide
Repotting an orchid is slightly different to repotting a ‘normal’ houseplant. This is because most orchids are epiphytes, ‘air plants’, growing up high holding on to trees etc. ‘Normal’ houseplants are terrestrial plants, which means they grow from the ground. For a plant to grow from the ground or in the air, requires a different […]