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Take Your Best Shot

This is a discussion on Take Your Best Shot within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have a Brassavola Jiminy Cricket that is growing lots of air roots outside the ...

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    I have a Brassavola Jiminy Cricket that is growing lots of air roots outside the pot..... I know this isn't the best time of the year to make cuttings and repot but looking at these pics, what would you do if this plant was yours? To cut or not to cut the 3 pseudobulbs with all the new roots???????




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    I wouldn't be able to help myself if I were you, I would divide it now...it looks really healthy, and I genuinely don't think doing it now would cause it any harm. Since you grow in a greenhouse, you're probably getting some active growth now anyways (I grow on a southern windowsill and I've got stuff growing like mad right now and its December!) so I really think it would be okay. Just my opinion though Just a note though - keep in mind that those air roots are just that - air roots. They might not like being repotted into media...they may rot, I dunno. I don't have a lot of air roots on my plants...so maybe just be careful? Don't pot them too deep and make sure they can dry out.

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    Some of the brassavola types I see have tons of aerial roots, my recent post called 'Morning Glory' has roots wrapped around the pot. To me, when they look like that, they look happy. I don't bother them unless they have a problem. Repotting to me means delayed flowering. And often when I repot I acquire problems...lol...i'm in the leave them alone mode right now. I'm still learning though....and what was said above is right...i've noticed that if I pot up aerial roots they don't stay healthy long.
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    Howard, do you have room to place a pot next to this one? So the pbulb growing over the edge has the option of rooting itself in the new pot? Then some time down the road when it is firmly established, you can cut between the pots and set it free!

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    Great ideas! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindiras View Post
    Howard, do you have room to place a pot next to this one? So the pbulb growing over the edge has the option of rooting itself in the new pot? Then some time down the road when it is firmly established, you can cut between the pots and set it free!
    Nice idea. I was going to say leave it alone until it warms up, but this is a good plan. When warmer weather comes, you can simply cut between the two pots.

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    I can personally attest to the fact that the roots will quite happily grow into the new pot. My Brassophranthe Hawaiian Treat (Brassophronitis Richard Mueller X Sophranthe Trick Or Treat) is just coming into bloom and I went to take it out from under the lights to put it upstairs in my display area. The darn thing had roots in not one, but two of its neighbor's pots! LOL

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