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Repotted Paphs

This is a discussion on Repotted Paphs within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I need a glass of wine. After much thought about my recent purchase of five ...

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    Default Repotted Paphs

    I need a glass of wine.

    After much thought about my recent purchase of five paph seedlings, three of the most expensive orchids (paphs) that I have ever bought in my life, and my recent huge plant-of the-month acquisitions (also a paph) I decided to repot most of them.

    Thank God in heaven for this forum's post on the subject and PaphMadMan's support, I made a mix of fine fir bark, charcoal, and perlite. Watered the Paphs with tepid water beforehand, and took a close look at the roots. I used the same pot they came out for the large ones, but moved the seedlings from a 2.5' to a 4". The 3' was too small in my opinion. Being very gentle with the roots, as if I were handling fine spun glass, I repotted all the seedlings and two of the expensive ones. My hart was pounding so hard I had to take a break...I'll save the others for next week.

    The only mistake I think I made was that I packed the mix into the pot...Not as strong as the Cattleyas, but close.

    Either they will flourish or die...I'll keep everyone posted.

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    I vote: Flourish!


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    Sounds good. Keep us posted.

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