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What Would You Do?

This is a discussion on What Would You Do? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I've noted several people asking for an opinion about re-potting. I know these need re-potting ...

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    I've noted several people asking for an opinion about re-potting. I know these need re-potting and probably should have been in new homes long ago....my question is: what to do with the 1st pic/plant with it growing down the side of the pot? Divide and Conquer? Or use the squeeze technique and bend it into a larger pot? The others probably should just be placed into a larger pot? I'd like to grow them larger so I could divide them at a later date and share with others on this board...that is if anyone would want another catt





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    Yes, catts like to be grown tightly packed into their pots. Repot, but keep them tight and put the new growth towards the center of the new pot.

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    The most important thing about repotting a catt is waiting for new root growth from the lead p-bulbs. It's fairly intimidating to repot these for the first time--I wasn't comfortable with doing it for like two years or so.

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    OK for the last two pics, but what about numero uno???? Bend it to fit?

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    I would say water it well and go for the bend it to fit. You might break off the one lead, but who knows if the plant is well-hydrated.

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    OK for the last two pics, but what about numero uno???? Bend it to fit?

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    Yes, soak it before repotting and give it a bend.

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