Should I Re-Pot and Trim Off Soft or Rotten Roots?
Hi there, I received an orchid (Phalaenopsis) back in February and it had flowered up until March when most of the flowers started drooping at which point I trimmed back the stalk right below the first bloom. I've just bought some orchid fertilizer which I've been told to use to see if it would grow back some blooms, so I did just this week. However, what I noticed as I was poking around my plant is that some of the roots beneath were dark and soft - I've come across a lot of sites that talk about repotting and that these roots should be cut-off so I figure that to some degree this must be normal? But I'm also concerned about whether or not this might be a bigger problem. Should I consider repotting and trimming off the soft roots? I'm quite tempted to since the pot that received it in does not have drainage at the bottom anyway.