Man I didn't know what I was getting myself into when I figured it was time for a good re-potting.
At the ICPS/NECPS show I removed a few plants for trade with some people but wasn't able to get the full root out for each plant, now I know why.
The pot they have been growing in for a few years is 14" tall, well if you look at the pictures below you will see the roots went the 14+ inches.
The Sphagnum moss was starting to get a bit mushy so I am glad I did re-pot it. The only other thing in the mix is chunky perlite.
The roots were all threw the mix. What a pain it was trying to separate everything! Some of the roots are like 18 inches long with white tips like they were still growing.
One photo here shows a root I placed in water, you can see all the little hairs on the root. Looks like a rat tail!
Well all has been re potted and I have a ton of roots I am laying out just under long fiber sphagnum moss for root cuttings. Seems to propagate very easily that way.
I really wonder if such a tall pot is really nessary? One thing I do know is that the roots are all very thick and not confined like they would be in a 6" pot. Healthy roots makes a healthy plant.
Thanks for looking, Been some time since I have been on here.
The plants in the 14 in pot.
Trying to take apart all those thick black roots!
A smaller 2 " plant.
Root under water, note the hairs.