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Droopy, thin, lack luster leaves on this Phal. Potted in 8 inch pot in spag.

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    Default Droopy, thin, lack luster leaves on this Phal. Potted in 8 inch pot in spag.

    What do you think? How can I get leaves in better shape? I water it every 7 - 10 days.
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    I would get it out of the spag and into a bark mix. Have you checked the roots recently?

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    I repotted last in August. If I repot in bark- would the oxygen pot be good as well or a glazed pot?

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    Don't use a glazed pot because it will not allow for gas exchange to the roots. I would stick with the plastic pot.

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    I hate to take a negative tone on the first day of the new year, but that pot is way to big. Overpotting is never a good idea with orchids. I like to use the smallest pot that the roots will comfortably fit in. I agree with Bruce, you're better off with bark or coconut husk chips. Sphagnum works well with small orchids in small pots but not with large orchids in large pots.

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    Thanks for your speedy reply. Happy New Year!

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    Grateful for your speedy reply. Happy New Year!

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