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Old 03-17-2021, 10:00 AM
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Can anyone tell me why some Phalaenopsis root tips are dark green while others are light green?
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Old 03-17-2021, 10:56 AM
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Well, it's mostly a question of genetics. In some cases, it can also give a good indication of the light levels the plant is getting.
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Darker coloring in roots, as well as leaves, often seems to correlate to blossom color--more red means magenta or red blooms. Not always, though!
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Dark green tips are normal, light green means they are vampire plants. Must be discarded







Lol. Just messing around. It also can have to do with the amount of moisture and humidity in the growing zone
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Old 03-17-2021, 07:21 PM
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I used to think roots only came in green or green with dark shading but I've since had white and red roots, not just the tips but the whole root. Maxillaria's generally have red roots, noefinetia roots can have pink tips, othrewise most phals have green tips.
If they are deprived of sunlight so grown in a pot they turn into those vampire roots and become yellow or possibly a light green.
So I think the main difference is that dark tips are tips exposed to sun and light colored tips are in pots. They do fine being a lighter color, the vampire bit obviously just a joke but that is basically the difference I think. The lighter roots tips are kept in the dark.
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Ok, thank you very much for all your info.
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Lol. Just messing around.
You shouldn't be messing around like that DC. I'd seriously be getting out the garlic, stake and eggs.
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