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Old 02-10-2014, 12:13 PM
mamasanlzn mamasanlzn is offline

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Photosynthesis of cymbidium roots? Female
Default Photosynthesis of cymbidium roots?

I am new to cymbidiums.

It's has been chilly, to a Floridian's standard, so I took my Christmas cym outside to sunbath. I slide the plant out of his pot to examine the roots and had a thought...

can you photosynthesize cymbidium roots like phals??
will that cause damage to root system?

I googled it but found no answers. Any ideas??
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Old 02-10-2014, 02:03 PM
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I'm guessing since cymbidiums are terrestrial/semi-terrestrial their roots do very little, if any, photosynthesis.
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Old 02-10-2014, 06:00 PM
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There are a few species that may grow as epiphytes or lithophytes, most or semi-terrestrial ...

I cannot say positively that Cym roots don't photosynthesize, but I don't think that the do ...
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