Root of orchid, plant propagation.

By January 12, 2018Articles

Root of orchid, plant propagation.

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Adventitious roots, commonly known as air roots, are aerial roots that grow along the stems and vines of tropical plants. The roots help plants climb in search of sunlight while the terrestrial roots remain firmly anchored to the ground. In the warm, humid environment of the jungle, aerial roots absorb moisture and nutrients from the air. Some have chlorophyll and are able to photosynthesize. A common question, “Should I trim air roots,” is often pondered on. When it comes to air root pruning, experts have mixed opinions. Primarily, it depends on the type of plant. Read on to learn more about pruning air roots on a few commonly grown plants. Trimming Air Roots on Orchids Aerial roots on orchids are vital to the plant because they absorb moisture and carbon dioxide that help the orchid grow and produce healthy roots, leaves

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