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Dendrobium cane growing against side of pot

This is a discussion on Dendrobium cane growing against side of pot within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello everyone, What do you suggest that I do about the cane that's growing against ...

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    Hello everyone,
    What do you suggest that I do about the cane that's growing against the pot? The new growth is on the opposite side of the pot, by the way. Several weeks ago I asked the same question and I was advised to just leave it as it was for the time being, so I did. Since it's been awhile, I would appreciate your help again.
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    Looks like it's time to find a bigger pot, if you ask me.

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    Nah, should be fine for another season, but when you do repot, only pot on, dont atually pull from its pot. being terracotta, the roots will have well and truly dug their heels in, so wrap the pot in a towel, a tap with a hammer so you crack the pot well. The roots of a plant are stronger than you may think, and will eventually force their way through the cracks. Then, put it inside another, slightly larger terracotta pot. The one on the inside will provide extra insulation. I have seen some growers at my OS, who have had Cattleyas in particular, that have been grown in this fashion-one of them was 60yrs worth of terracotta pots...lol

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    A bigger pot was my first thought, too.
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    Looks like it's time to find a bigger pot, if you ask me.

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    I'm glad that you chimed in, Jordan. Your posts are always interesting and your advice helpful. I've never heard of the method of "repotting" that you advise, but it sounds very sensible....so this is what I plan to do next year. It's always fun to try something new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brit6v View Post
    I'm glad that you chimed in, Jordan. Your posts are always interesting and your advice helpful. I've never heard of the method of "repotting" that you advise, but it sounds very sensible....so this is what I plan to do next year. It's always fun to try something new.
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    Hey, no problem And thanks. The Potting on method is usually when you just remove the plant from the pot and place it in a new one, whereas re-potting is generally where you take it from the pot, tidy it up a bit, then put into a new one. I preffer potting on, as it doesnt shock the plant, but it can usualy only be done with orchids and the like. I forgot to add to the above post, that because the plant will have dug his toes in, if you pull the plant out, you will rip the roots, and possibly cause some shock, which will slow the plant down for the next season.

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    This may be ignorance talking - but I thought it was advised not to pot orchids in terra cotta because they can absorb salts/minerals and don't give the plant enough air around the roots? I've seen the kind with the slots cut in them for air circulation which I suppose are fine. I've got tons of terra cotta pots at home that I've avoided putting orchids in for this reason. I'd much rather use what I have then keep having to buy new ones! Thoughts?

    By the way, that's a very healthy looking den you've got there. Congrats!

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    Wow! Look at all of those beautiful roots on your plant! Good job!!

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    Terra cotta is fine, but you have to be weary of glazed pots. As far as traditional clay pots go, they get more air movement and dry out quicker than a plastic pot. I much prefer terra cotta...plastic or glazed terra cotta is a death sentence to any orchid I put in one.
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