Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 9 of 9
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By orchid-man

Dendrobium repotting Question!

This is a discussion on Dendrobium repotting Question! within the Dendrobium Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; I have a dendrobium that has grown in a straight line, I have it in ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    Ferrari's Avatar
    Ferrari is offline Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Miami, Florida
    Posts
    49

    Arrow Dendrobium repotting Question!

    I have a dendrobium that has grown in a straight line, I have it in a wooden basquet. And I have noticed that there is no more room for new growth. I know how difficult it is to repot a Dend. Any recommendations on how to repot with minimal damage to roots?
    Some of its roots are attached to the basquet, so I'm not sure if I should repot or leave as is.
    Anu advice welcome!!

    Veronica

  2. #2
    orchid-man's Avatar
    orchid-man is offline Not Normal
    Real Name
    Murray
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Oncidiums.Odonts and alliance
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Auckland new zealand
    Posts
    1,187
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    don't repot it,but cut the rhyzome some 3-4 bulbs from the lead.This should course an eye to come away on the rear section of the plant.

  3. #3
    Gin's Avatar
    Gin
    Gin is offline Senior Member
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All types
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Missouri
    Posts
    4,831
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    I have cut out the slat that stops the new growth then set the current basket in a larger one and fill in the gaps with mix . Gin

  4. #4
    orchid-man's Avatar
    orchid-man is offline Not Normal
    Real Name
    Murray
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Oncidiums.Odonts and alliance
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Auckland new zealand
    Posts
    1,187
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    no need to do that .I have seen them turn the new growths so that they come out between the slats

  5. #5
    maegg's Avatar
    maegg is offline Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    109

    Default

    Call me crazy but I just pluck that whole puppy out of the old pot and plunk it into a new yet much bigger pot so it can grow in the pattern it likes. I do have one that I'm looking at and it is just too long. I need to cut between and see if I can make two smaller plants. My dens always seem to welcome a new pot

  6. #6
    orchid-man's Avatar
    orchid-man is offline Not Normal
    Real Name
    Murray
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Oncidiums.Odonts and alliance
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Auckland new zealand
    Posts
    1,187
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    here we have a rule when we repot dendrobs.'Keep the pot small' .
    I repotted a dendrob 3 months ago ,it had 6 canes and it got potted into a 3 inch pot.The pot will not stand on its own but the roots are coming out of the top and bottom of the pot.There is enough room in the pot for about another 3-4 years growth.Since the repot it has put up 3 new growths,at this time of year for me AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
    I repotted the plant into chopped coconut husk witha size of 7/30 also known as gerbera/orchid.

  7. #7
    jwhawaii is offline Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Hawaii
    Posts
    3

    Default

    Okay Orchid-Man, "Keep the pot small"...I like the idea but....how does one do that when the canes are 3+ feet long and bending towards the ground. I'm needing to repot this one in particular and I don't know how I'm going to keep it upright in its new pot. Any advice is welcomed.

    Thanks!

  8. #8
    orchid-man's Avatar
    orchid-man is offline Not Normal
    Real Name
    Murray
    My Grow Area
    Greenhouse
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Oncidiums.Odonts and alliance
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Auckland new zealand
    Posts
    1,187
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jwhawaii
    Okay Orchid-Man, "Keep the pot small"...I like the idea but....how does one do that when the canes are 3+ feet long and bending towards the ground. I'm needing to repot this one in particular and I don't know how I'm going to keep it upright in its new pot. Any advice is welcomed.

    Thanks!
    That is a very common problem with Dendrobiums.The answer is to use a stake or eight with string or the likes going around the stakes and then as the canes grow raise the string.This is what I mean.The first is Dendrobiun Casslope
    Name:  100_5011.jpg
Views: 2084
Size:  102.6 KB
    Name:  100_5013.jpg
Views: 1609
Size:  95.3 KB
    And this one is Den.fimbriatum Var Occulatum
    Name:  100_5015.jpg
Views: 1770
Size:  113.3 KB
    Name:  100_5016.jpg
Views: 1552
Size:  95.7 KB

  9. #9
    etothex's Avatar
    etothex is offline Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    38

    Default

    I have a dend. that has grown onto a piece of wood and the roots are so intertwined I'll never get it off unless I go thru it with tweezers. I plan to do something similar to what Gin said. Luckily the wood is in plastic, but you should be able to cut the slats of the basket.
    By the way that is a monster plant.

Similar Threads

  1. Promenea repotting question
    By orchid lady in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: July 31st, 2009, 02:35 PM
  2. Phal repotting question
    By blrnut in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: July 31st, 2009, 10:19 AM
  3. Repotting question
    By orchid lady in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: January 6th, 2009, 06:20 PM
  4. Repotting Question
    By Shaydra in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: June 21st, 2007, 04:02 PM
  5. One more question about repotting!
    By orchidaddict789 in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 21
    Last Post: July 9th, 2004, 01:42 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.