A Few Words About Root Rot

Lately I have dealt with more cases of Root Rot than I have seen in over two years!  I have been seeing complete root rot in both plant trades and purchases that I have made recently.  I advise everyone when receiving starter plants to pop them out of their pot and look for thread like roots or roots that lose their outer layer easily when scraped with your thumbnail.  Don’t even fool around with them!  Snip the entire root ball off with scissors and re-root the remaining stem.  Believe me; you will end up with a growing healthy plant at least five times faster by going this route (no pun intended!)  I will be posting a new Learning How Production very soon on how I make my own potting mix.  These really loose, chunky, airy mixes are crucial to good root health in a Hoya.