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repotting with new roots

This is a discussion on repotting with new roots within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi. I learned a valuable lesson on this Forum , about repotting when roots are ...

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    Hi. I learned a valuable lesson on this Forum, about repotting when roots are just starting to grow. Previously, I thought you repotted with new growths started but that does not work so well.....

    My questions:

    Does this primarily apply to Catts or to all orchids? I know phals and paphs are not as "picky" about when to be repotted, but is it still preferable to repot when there is root growth if you have the option?

    Also, what about when there is only "Root" growth? As in, only one new root? Is it still ok to repot then or is it better to wait for lots of root growth?

    Thank you.

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    Good questions Cinderella, i've been wondering about this myself.

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    but is it still preferable to repot when there is root growth if you have the option?
    If your changing the medium that it,s in then i think it,s very preferable.

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    uncasteeb, do you pot your catts in s/h? If so, do you have luck with that?

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    I have several minicatts in s/h and they seem to love it. There were several new roots appearing when I repotted the last one. Since then the pb have been very plump and the roots have taken off. They have taken very well to the s/h culture.

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    Don,t have any Catts

    I expect they.ll be fine.
    My Psychopsis Papilio which i thought might not like it,s roots being constantly wet is growing superbly.New leaves are growing really quickly.

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    I may just have to put my Papilio into S/H as well. I have it mounted on treefern and managed to rot the roots. There is a new pb developing though so new roots will follow soon and it can go into S/H.

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    Hello Dosal! I was just wondering how I got the label of Senior Member under my name. Maybe Louis just thinks I'm old. Anyway, in orchid terms if you are junior member and I am senior member that is truly funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dosal
    I may just have to put my Papilio into S/H as well. I have it mounted on treefern and managed to rot the roots. There is a new pb developing though so new roots will follow soon and it can go into S/H.
    I added about 25% charcoal to the mix , hopefully the medium i use will not "wick" so much & the plant will have to send it,s roots down into the medium.

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    Cinderella, I am sure the term Senior and Junior, here apply to the amount of posts made. I have been in an "orchid funk" for quite a while even though I have lots in bloom, but consequently I haven't posted much. I haven't even lurked all that much.

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