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Aerial roots

Aerial roots
Today's Saturday challenge is: "Zimmerpflanze / Houseplant"

Aerial roots are roots above the ground. They are almost always adventitious. They are found in diverse plant species, including epiphytes such as orchids. In the wild these adventitious roots absorb rainwater for moisture and use nutrients from decaying insects or leaves for fertilizer.

I have had this orchid for nine years and pay it scant attention except when it is flower. It flowered from November last year to March of this year and seems to thrive on neglect. It only seems to flower every two years.

micritter, Balatre, Cämmerer zu Nau, tiabunna and 19 other people have particularly liked this photo


16 comments - The latest ones
 Annaig56
Annaig56 club
impressionnante je ne connaissais pas,,,
5 weeks ago.
 Joe, Son of the Rock
Joe, Son of the Rock club
Lots of interesting shapes creating a very effective synthesis, Amelia. I hope you have an excellent weekend. Cheers, Joe
5 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Interesting shot Amelia. Gosh, an orchid for 9 years...I'm impressed!
5 weeks ago.
Amelia Heath club
has replied to Rosalyn Hilborne club
As I said - neglect. I have never fed it. and only water it very sparingly with small amounts of bottled water once a month at most. It is in our music room, and may thrive while Adrian is playing his guitar. ;-)
5 weeks ago.
Rosalyn Hilborne club
has replied to Amelia Heath club
Ah, the guitar has a lot to do with it I suspect ;-))
4 weeks ago.
 beapixa
beapixa club
Es ist beeindruckend wieviele Überlebenstechniken die Pflanzen haben.
5 weeks ago.
 Gudrun
Gudrun club
You found one, and with interesting shapes, good!
I have given up on orchids, I tried various times and always managed to kill them off.
5 weeks ago.
Amelia Heath club
has replied to Gudrun club
They are very popular house plants in Norway, and the owner of our flat, Oddbjørg, used to provide me with a new one every 6 months as I didn't seem able to keep them. This one is in our music room and I forget about it most of the time. They thrive on neglect. ;-)
5 weeks ago.
Gudrun club
has replied to Amelia Heath club
The first ine I over watered, the next one I neglected ... I never hit the right balance;-)
4 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
A very nice close-up, Amelia ! And an impressive plant ! Nine Years ! Wow !
4 weeks ago.
 FotoArt
FotoArt club
Man muss diesen Pflanzen einfach ihre Ruhe gönnen. Das mögen sie am meisten. Ab und an spreche ich auch mal mit ihnen, nur so ein Dankeschön, dass sie so treu sind.
4 weeks ago.
 Valfal
Valfal club
An excellent capture; judging by the roots, it looks quite healthy!
4 weeks ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Those look like healthy roots.
4 weeks ago.
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
It looks healthy you must be doing something right !!
4 weeks ago.
 Heide
Heide club
It is good that the roots get light...
A great idea for our SSC topic, shown and described very nicely.
4 weeks ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
If it thrives on neglect, that's the kind I need here! :-)
4 weeks ago.

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