Orchid Planted in a Plastic Liner

by Vic
(Canada)

My orchid is in a plastic sleeve and then in a clay pot, should I remove it from the plastic?


Botanical Journeys Plant Guides

If you can slip the orchid out of the plastic pot without damaging the roots then go ahead and remove it from the plastic liner and set it directly into the clay pot.

If the roots do not come away from the plastic easily, leave it just the way it is.

The plastic pot will hold more moisture than the clay would so just be careful not to over water the plant.

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Removing Roots from Plastic Liner
by: Anonymous

I was given an orchid and the roots are growing through the holes in the plastic liner. How should I remove the liner - carefully cut it away?

The roots are green and firm and looking healthy.

Botanical Journeys Plant Guides:

Yes, just cut the liner away from the roots.

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