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Reassurance on repotting requested!

This is a discussion on Reassurance on repotting requested! within the Cattleya Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I have a couple decently-sized catts that suffered in the fall because I was busy ...

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    Default Reassurance on repotting requested!

    I have a couple decently-sized catts that suffered in the fall because I was busy being a grad student and not as busy being an orchid mom. Their p-bulbs are back in good shape and both have put out new roots -- however, they had a lot of root die-off and I think they can (should) be potted down. One is a C. brabantiae and the other is a Slc. Dream Catcher 'Sparkler' x C. amethystoglossa 'Aloha'. Both have new growths, one a bit over an inch tall and one, oh, 3/4" tall. When I grew orchids previously, I habitually repotted only in the spring, usually late spring, and would do them all at once, but this time around I'm trying to attend better to the needs of individual plants. . . so, I think this would be an appropriate time to repot, right? Even though it's basically the dead of winter?

    Thanks, as always, for all advice,


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    General rule of thumb is to repot when entering an active growth period. So that said, sounds like this would indeed be a good time to repot for you assuming that new growth is being accompanied by new root growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    General rule of thumb is to repot when entering an active growth period. So that said, sounds like this would indeed be a good time to repot for you assuming that new growth is being accompanied by new root growth.
    I agree! Good luck Victoria.

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    Thank you tons! When I went through my plants to water them this morning, I found one that (thankfully) is ready to go up a pot size, and it's got two leads going, so I'm doing it too. . . and then my Zga. Kuitpo Leopard is suddenly going crazy, and I don't even know what it needs for potting medium! It'll be a nice February afternoon fixing up my plants, anyway.

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