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repotting help, please

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    Hi,
    This Catt is one of the 1st orchids that I bought when I started trying to grow them about 2 yrs. ago. Being new to the hobby, I potted it in this basket not thinking about the fact that the roots would most likely eventually grow all over and repotting the Catt when necessary (soon, I understand ??) might be an issue....quite an undertaking....a potential problem ?? My questions are:

    1. Should I try to cut the basket away from the orchid so that I can remove it for repotting into another container?
    2. Or...without disturbing the orchid, should I remove/empty the old media from the basket that it's in then add fresh media in it's place? (never read that anyone has done this.....just my thoughts. Would it be feasible?)
    3. Any other suggestions?

    I would appreciate your advice.
    Thanks in advance,
    Vicki
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    I would dump out the old medium and add in fresh.

    Cheers,
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    Thank you very much, Bruce!
    Vicki


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    I would dump out the old medium and add in fresh.

    Cheers,
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    No Worries, Vicki. As the plant grows, you can set that basket into another larger one and let it keep growing.

    Cheers,
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