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re potting a blooming orchid

This is a discussion on re potting a blooming orchid within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; A week after St. Valentine's day I bought a NoId Phal that hadn't been sold ...

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    A week after St. Valentine's day I bought a NoId Phal that hadn't been sold and was still in the gift wrapping. When I got home and took off the wrapping, it first saw it was soaking wet. I guess they had been watering it from above a few times per week. After two days I had to repot it to let the roots dry out a bit. I lost some flowers but if I hadn't repotted it, I would have lost the whole plant by now. But, if it's not absolutely necessary, I wouldn't repot a flowering plant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by floridagrower View Post
    i recieved a blooming orchid last week and am wodering if i can re-pot it now or should wait until the flowers fall?
    The problem with re-potting an orchid in blooming is that the blooms may shrivel and fall off more rapidly than they would; if left alone. The best time to re-pot is when the new roots are grown at least a few inches long. Re-potting at this time can help the plant to settle into the new media quickly.

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