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How am I going to pot this Phal?

This is a discussion on How am I going to pot this Phal? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Bumblebee, Orchids like to wear tight shoes. I often take and orchid out of a ...

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    Bumblebee, Orchids like to wear tight shoes. I often take and orchid out of a pot, clean out all the old medium and re pot it in the old pot. The commercial orchids you get now are quite often potted in moss, depends who you talk to whether it is good or not. I have had orchids with huge healthy roots growing in moss.
    If the roots will fit in the original pot with new medium I would say yes, repot it. If it hasn't been too long since you potted it.

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    Thank you Katherine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumblebee View Post
    Brutal Dreamer, what do you mean by over pot the plant? Do you mean too large a pot? If so, i have recently re potted two of my phals and one went back into the original pot (it was potted in moss), now they are both in a mix of bark and perlite, but this one didn't have many rots on it. I'm worried I've put it in too big a pot? If so, should I re, re pot it?! LOL
    Overpotting means using a pot that is too large for the root mass of the orchid. You want your phal's roots to fill the orchid pot with just about a half-inch - three-quarters inch of space all around for growth.

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    Thank you BD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Overpotting means using a pot that is too large for the root mass of the orchid. You want your phal's roots to fill the orchid pot with just about a half-inch - three-quarters inch of space all around for growth.
    The orchids are generally not very happy in a large pot. The reason of using a small pot is to keep the roots dry. In a large pot, it will remain wet in the center and dry around the edges of the pot. This does not allow the root to get sufficient air circulation, so they rot.

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    Thank you eircsmith, very good info!! Thank you.

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