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Posted 1Y ago by @LastBardou

Is this rooting normal

#miniphalaenopsisorchid

I'm a new time orchid caretaker, as they are my boyfriends favorite and I wanted to surprise him. I grabbed her from a Trader Joes and am unsure if her roots are outgrowing her container or if this is normal. Would appreciate some advice! Thank you!
0ft to light, indirect
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 1 year ago
These are aerial roots, they’re completely normal and healthy aerial roots are integral for Orchids. :)
In my experience, my orchids like to be root bound, and they will stretch out a lot. Pick a consistent spot (as they don’t like to move around too much), and I’d wait a few months to repot. I’m sure your boyfriend will love it!! Super thoughtful πŸ’•