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Re: [APD] cutting crypt roots
I believe RMGTBTS at aol_com wrote this email section below:
> I am really curious on Jerry Smith instructions to cut the roots of crypts.
> If the roots are healthy why? IMHO the plant is going to immediately go into
> root production mode to offset the loss and not put out new leaf growth as
> I have been getting crypts from lowcaster shipped from the far East for 3
> years and i have never cut the roots.
> Rinse clean yes trim any rotted or unhealthy looking yes but not white firm
> roots. The ones that have not done well hae been the ones with the smallest
> root growth and seemed to be harvested off of a rhizome.
> any crypt farmers want educate me i have my pith helmet on, fire away
I was wondering why we're often told this.
The only reason I can think off is that the new roots will anchor themselves
into the substrate.
200 Million years in the making...
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