Today we address a common question that I get, which is: are opaque pots suited for orchids?
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The short answer is yes, they are very well suited for most orchids, no matter if they are terrestrial or epiphytes. There are exceptions of course, but when you see them.. 🙂 (Chilsochista)
The long answer now. Roots can photosynthesize, but nowhere near as efficient as leaves. If an orchid loses all its leaves (non deciduous orchids) it will still be set back, even if roots are exposed to light.
Even though roots can offer a great helping hand, the difference is very negligible on a well established healthy orchid with leaves. Therefore opaque pots pose no threat for orchids.
More on roots https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQBautYpq9s&t=2s
More on leaves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoMWQsv7QH0
Orchid with roots but no leaves https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huYGslLADaE
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