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Encyclia repotting

This is a discussion on Encyclia repotting within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hi everyone, I have two Encyclia that I purchased approx. two years ago at a ...

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    Default Encyclia repotting

    Hi everyone,
    I have two Encyclia that I purchased approx. two years ago at a big box store (noID). I repotted them when I brought them home (I always repot after receiving a new orchid). I'm in the process of checking each orchid in my greenhouse now in order to determine which should be repotted this year, but I'm not sure about my Encyclia. How often should I repot them?
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    Hi Vicky
    I repot my encyclias only when they outgrow the pot They are quite vigorous growers and in 2 to 3 years I need to repot
    In general encyclias will produce quickly a lot of new roots and establish easily in a new pot so i do not think you will harm them by repotting after 2 years

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    In general you want to repot if the plant begins growing over the edges or busting out of the pot it is currently in. One of my catts busted through it's pot awhile back. I watered and it split the thing wide open. lol That one was definitely ready. There are several articles on orchid talk about repotting. Once you have repotted a few it will get to be old hat. It is one of my favorite "chores".

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    Hi back at ya, Jan
    Thanks for your advice...you've helped me a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phimax View Post
    Hi Vicky
    I repot my encyclias only when they outgrow the pot They are quite vigorous growers and in 2 to 3 years I need to repot
    In general encyclias will produce quickly a lot of new roots and establish easily in a new pot so i do not think you will harm them by repotting after 2 years

    Jan
    Last edited by brit6v; May 25th, 2013 at 12:44 PM.

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    Hi Connie,
    First, I meant to include pics, but forgot...so here they are below. The medium doesn't actually look broken down to me, but old. My feelings are that these plants would be happier with fresh medium. What are your thoughts?

    Also, as you see, neither has actually busted out of it's pot, as yours has (lol) but both look pretty snug (too snug?) and are starting to creep outside.

    Thank you so much, I always appreciate your help,
    Vicki




    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    In general you want to repot if the plant begins growing over the edges or busting out of the pot it is currently in. One of my catts busted through it's pot awhile back. I watered and it split the thing wide open. lol That one was definitely ready. There are several articles on orchid talk about repotting. Once you have repotted a few it will get to be old hat. It is one of my favorite "chores".
    Last edited by brit6v; May 25th, 2013 at 12:35 PM. Reason: forgot photos...bad memory

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    Forgot pics AGAIN! duh
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