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Psychopsis - roots/repotting question

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    Default Psychopsis - roots/repotting question

    Good Day:
    My psychopsis had moss on its root the other day, and it got me thinking; eventually I'll have to repot it. I know they hate repotting, I have broken leaves accidentally by brushing against it wrong, and I tried to retrain a new root back into the pot, that broke off. Another root I pushed against gently got brown spots at that location - clear bruising that never went away. Has anyone ever repotted a psychopsis before, any special tips for this particular species?

    I've included some pics, it looks like the grower never trimmed the old roots. If I ever suspect there is fungus/mold going on, is there a recommended product I can use while it is still in-pot? I haven't been using fertilizer. If I do start using fertilizer or root grow hormone, will that encourage mold?


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    I have several psychopsis. I have not repotted the one that is blooming. I have however repotted two young ones. One was done very gently. The other was accidently dropped on the floor and the pot and medium sort of exploded. They are both doing quite well at this time and are putting out new growths. I haven't really found that mine are touchy, but I am nervous about repotting the one in spike.

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    I would love to help you, but I haven't ever had a psychopsis before. I would LOVE to try one, but I am waaaayyy too nervous about it. However, your blooms at least are rather lovely!

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    Its a good idea to repot them when there is new growth going on and new roots. Please be careful with the roots while cleaning it. Try not to disturb the roots that much.

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    Always best to repot these when in active growth. Beautiful orchid you have!!

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    I agree with Bruce, take care the new roots, good luck.

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    I mount mine on driftwood.

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    If you can get any tree fern fiber, theses guys love it.

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    I love these in my home...dropped one with 2 spikes recently and just put it back in the pot...still blooming and vigorous...I haven't ever had any trouble with mine...knock on wood...

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