This doesn’t look so bad, does it? The orchid looks nice and healthy and there are new growth tips on the roots. What could the problem be?
I’m not sure if you can tell, but when I re-potted it, I didn’t have the proper size clay pot available so I used a plastic pot. Bad mistake. Because while the orchid is happy, I am not.
First of all, it continually tips over and that’s really not good for the plant. I have already damaged one of its leaves that way.
Next, when I go to re-pot this plant, I am inevitably going to have to damage some of the roots–and I am going to have to cut the pot off. That’s not good for either of us.
With a clay pot, if I got desperate, I could just have broken the pot away (something that accidentally happened that led to this fiasco).
But check out these roots coming through the bottom here. Not good. I mean, the roots themselves look fine, but how will I ever be able to disentangle them from this pot at re-potting time? Oh boy.
So take my advice–don’t try this in your home!