Orchids forum: Vanilla Orchid Question

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Oct 15, 2016 8:59 AM CST
Can I safely cut off the long roots from my Vanilla Orchid? It has been outside and has numerous long roots coming from it. It needs to go into the greenhouse but the long roots are a problem.
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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Oct 15, 2016 9:26 AM CST

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I myself wouldn't cut them unless they are brittle and dead. I might wet them until they are gently pliable and wrap them around a bit, so they take up less room.
Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
Plant and/or Seed Trader Birds Cat Lover Greenhouse Tropicals Bulbs
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Xeramtheum
Oct 15, 2016 10:10 AM CST
Thanks Ursula - I did cut off the dead ones and your idea of wrapping them around the pot is a great idea.
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