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May 14, 2020 8:15 AM CST
West Allis, Wisconsin
Could someone tell me what's wrong with this plant if anything's wrong I have things growing between the leaves I don't know name of the plant or if that's normal any help would be appreciative
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May 14, 2020 8:21 AM CST
Blackpool ,Lancashire, united
looks like some kind of orchid...the things by its leaves are aerial roots ..and completely normal
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May 14, 2020 8:45 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
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There is nothing wrong with it! It is a Phalaenopsis orchid. Those things are roots. They are out in the open air because that is the way that the grow.
There are sympodial orchids such as Cattleyas and monopodial orchids like a Phalaenopsis. Monopodial orchids grow in one direction, always growing upwards.
Please join us in our Orchid Forums. We have numerous threads and stickies there dealing with how to grow Phalaenopsis orchids. If you would like to learn about them then that is a good start. Those forums are part of this NGA site.
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May 14, 2020 8:53 AM CST
West Allis, Wisconsin
Is the aerial roots Normal
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May 14, 2020 9:01 AM CST
West Allis, Wisconsin
Thanks, Hurray!
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May 14, 2020 9:05 AM CST
Name: Big Bill
Livonia Michigan (Zone 6a)
GROW ORCHIDS!!!
Bee Lover Lover of wildlife (Raccoon badge) Orchids Region: Michigan Hostas Growing under artificial light
Echinacea Critters Allowed Cat Lover Butterflies Birds Region: United States of America
They are technically aerial roots and they are fine. Some roots of a healthy Phalaenopsis grow in the pot, some outside of the pot. It is natural for a Phalaenopsis.
They typically bloom from January through April.
They should be repotted every year, 2 at the most.
They need NO direct sun, just a bright spot.
They like a temperature range of 60 and 85 degrees.
Again. Please join us in those forums.
Taught classes on Orchids and Orchid growing and led hundreds of bird walks. Retired Wildlife Biologist.
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