- Jun 10, 2006
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What is your opinion on light getting to the roots in SH ? Does it help them grow /adjust to SH or does it matter ?
Miss Paphiopedilum said:A very good point, I guess I was only commenting on slippers when I said that light doesn't matter - if you had something like a Phal in S/H it might grow more roots In the pot with some light being able to get through the sides of a clear pot. Bottom line, I haven't heard of clear pots being in any way negative to root growth.
You are right they are wrong about the greenhouse effect causing a clear pot to overheat. In reality black and other dark colors absorb heat and may cause an overheathing effect. White would reflect more heat and so it should be the coolest choice for a pot. Who grows their plants in sunlight so strong it will overheat the pots anyway?Ray said:I have heard people express concern that the "greenhouse effect" in a clear pot will cook the roots, but as far as I'm concerned, it's crap. The moisture evaporation will keep them comfortable.
Are you sure there have been no new plastic formulas in the last 40 years?Incidentally, the plastics aren't any different now - polyethylene, for example, is still polyethylene - but the UV inhibitors added to them have improved greatly.
I remember we argued about ... I mean discussed.... that before.NYEric said:The only concern I have about clear pots in hydro or S/H is the growth of algae on the roots.
I don't remember that thread but will search it out....it's is for sure UGLY !! I don't know about good or bad !gonewild said:I remember we argued about ... I mean discussed.... that before.
What did we decide? Is algae good, bad or ugly?