Orchids forum: Phalenopsis roots wrapped tightly around slats

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Katiewalsh
Mar 18, 2017 2:51 PM CST
My phalenopsis roots have wrapped tightly around the wooden slats and it's time to repot. Is there any way to loosen or remove them without damaging the plant and what should I do? I heard I could just put the old slat basket into a hew bigger one but I don't want a heavy weight on the branch available to hang it. I live in a hot and humid climate. Thanks for any help you can provide. PS Sorry I don't know how to include a photo.
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 18, 2017 3:20 PM CST
Welcome!

We had this conversation last week in the Orchid Forum.

The thread "Advice needed" in Orchids forum
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Katiewalsh
Mar 18, 2017 7:09 PM CST
Thanks Daisy, but does this mean I absolutely should not cut the roots to get it out of the slatted pot?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Mar 18, 2017 7:14 PM CST
I think that's the part we never decided. I was for letting the wood slat pots rot away and leaving my orchid hanging by the pot wires.

Its all personal preference. Sorry!

Please try to upload a photo. It will really help to see what you are dealing with.

Maybe we can have this thread moved to the Orchid Forum?
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost
Name: lindsey
wesley chapel, fl
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sugarcane
Mar 18, 2017 8:25 PM CST
Katiewalsh..do you use Apple or Windows?..
A photo would really be helpful for us to give you the best advice.
Let us know which you use and one of us can walk you through the steps to uploading a photo..feel free to PM me if you want.
lindsey

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