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Re-potting in the hotter months.

This is a discussion on Re-potting in the hotter months. within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; This isn,t something that normally occurs in the UK(hot weather) but we,re having a bit ...

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    Default Re-potting in the hotter months.

    This isn,t something that normally occurs in the UK(hot weather) but we,re having a bit of a heat wave.The thing is some of the recent Paphs i,ve bought seem to be in a vey heavy mix , not sure what it contains but it stays wet for ages.
    I,ve tried to alter my bark mixes so that the small & large pots take roughly the same time to dry out(about 3 days in the heat of the g/h).
    I,m just trying to ovoid over watering these new plants accidently.
    So what are your experiences of re-potting in the summer.
    I know it should be avoided if possible but i,m a bit paranoid about my Paphs because of the disaster earlier in the year.

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    Funny you posted this, I just finished repotting a few , they are Paphs. Phrags and Phals . If there is a danger of staying too wet I would repot them , these don't seem to care I would rather do it than say ... I should of ! Wish I had ! Gin

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    I'd rather repot in the summer than the winter,
    personally.
    You gotta do it some time,
    now's as good as any, right?
    Repotting "out of season,"
    I don't think it's too much of an issue with paphs,
    as it might be with other genera
    more sensitive to root disturbances.
    I agree with Gin,
    Go for it!

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    Hell yes, do it now.

    Get it over with.

    I keep procrastinating because I *hate* the thought of having to repot even though I sure like the feeling of having done it.

    I agree with Gin and Ennui, go for it, into a mix you're familiar with!

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    Thanks guys.
    Job done.
    Did a couple of smaller Paphs(Wossner Kolosuk) whilst i was in the mood.

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    yeah, ditto on the 'better summer than winter'. doesn't matter so much to paphs anyway, but get them into a mix you're comfortable with. more shade, watch for rot, yadda yadda.

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