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Root Color

Posted by esox07 4 (My Page) on
Fri, May 13, 11 at 19:44

What would be the expected color of the roots on a healthy plant that you are transplanting to a bigger pot or outside? This would be for a fairly mature plant that has already started putting out blooms several weeks ago.

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RE: Root Color

mostly white-ish is what I would expect, with some of the older ones maybe being a little woody/brown. If everything is dark red/brown/black that's not good.

RE: Root Color

  • Posted by esox07 4, S. Cent Wisc (My Page) on
    Sat, May 14, 11 at 10:53

Thanks tsheets:

OK good. When I transplanted a few of mine a couple days ago, the roots were whitish. But I was surfing the net and I saw something about whitish roots being a sign of a problem so it had me a bit worried. But as far as I remember, mine have always had whitish roots when i transplanted anything.

RE: Root Color

Tsheets is correct.
Healthy, juvenile roots are pure white, and older roots may be a bit tan.


RE: Root Color

  • Posted by esox07 4, S. Cent Wisc (My Page) on
    Sat, May 14, 11 at 15:51

Thanks Tsheets and Josh, I appreciate you guys putting my fears to rest.

RE: Root Color

Yes, white or tan is correct.

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