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Encyclia cochleata growing out of it's pot

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    Default Encyclia cochleata growing out of it's pot

    To divide this orchid do I just depot it and divide and how do I know how many parts to divide it into. I read somewhere that if I placed a second bark pot under the over hanging roots they will root in that pot. But then how would I divide it?
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    you can divide it into sections with 3-4 psuedobulbs per pot or drop pot it into a large pot and allow enough space for 1-2 years growth depending on preference and media type.

    Some growers prefer to do the pot next to the plant and let it grow into the new medium but i find that they do not get the proper foothold in the new medium as opposed to using pot clips. Only time i do this process is if its mounted and a slow growing species that does not like to be disturbed.

    Or you can send me some pieces!

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    Just remove it from the pot and rinse away all the old compost. By gently prising the plant apart at different places you should be able to judge where best to cut remembering to leave a minimum of three pseudo bulbs on each division. You can seal the cuts with yellow sulphur or various remedies or do as I do and seal it with wood glue.

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    Thanks “mab06jkl” and “phraggy” for reply. Hope it will help him.

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    Kibitzing here....I have 2 encyclias that may need repotting. I see a reference on this discussion to 'drop potting'. Would that be to simply repot in larger pot? Both plants are finishing blooming and both have 1/2" leads (new growths) starting. Thanx for any help....these plants are very easy to grow and bloom. Note, I really hesitste to repot IF I am going to lose a blooming seaso0n.

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    Please let me know if you're interested in parting with a division!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackiePS View Post
    Please let me know if you're interested in parting with a division!
    Sorry Jackie, I repotted both already. One is now in 8 inch basket but has 6 new growths. I do tend to not divide any plants. Will keep you in mind tho.

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    I have a green hornet that I'm getting ready to repot. I have read that if you re-pot a single, leafless bulb it will make new growth. I am going to give that a try

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