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Rebasketing overgrown Stanhopea oculata

This is a discussion on Rebasketing overgrown Stanhopea oculata within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; A while back I realized that my Stanhopea oculata needed to be rebasketed....(snails)! I put ...

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    Default Rebasketing overgrown Stanhopea oculata

    A while back I realized that my Stanhopea oculata needed to be rebasketed....(snails)! I put this task off because while inspecting I found a spike emerging from the media toward the bottom of its current basket. Of course, this spike was a new vegetative growth. Now I have this unruly plant with growths going every place and no clue how to go about moving it. Sacrifice the growths that won't cooperate? Chuck them all in anyway and see what happens? It's easy enough to remove the current basket (black octagonal plastic). I would, however, prefer a wooden one. Anyone had to deal with this?
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    i wish i had this problem!! one of these days i will get a stanhopea...... i find them interesting, as the flowers come out the bottom of the basket. i don't really know much about the plant growth though, is the vegetative growth coming out the bottom now? if so, i would try to leave it be, and see what happens. just carefully tuck it into the new pot. maybe that growth will flower up? lol.

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    mine is a candida and it is grown in a shallow plastic pot that i make myself using mineral water bottles with lots of holes on the side. the wooden basket that you suggested sounds good, i had also seen other larger candida specimen that are grown mounted on fern root as well. however, i would really take care of the snails problem.
    keep us posted with pics after you had done the repotting =D

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    soak in Larvin and kill all the snails....and put off the repotting.....i have a grandiflora with 2 buds that need repotting 3 years now....still does well..its also native to my island

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