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Overgrown Cattleya skinneri - Repot or basket?

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    Default Overgrown Cattleya skinneri - Repot or basket?

    I have a few questions for the forum...

    I have a overgrown C. skinneri in a five inch pot that is so overgrown the pot will no longer stand up. Unfortunately, I think I missed my window to repot it a few months ago since new roots on the plant are now several inches long. So, do I wait until next year to repot? Repot it now? Or just take the whole plant, including pot, and place it a wooden basket?

    Any opinions are greatly appreciated.

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    I will let the more senior members chime in, but I think you would be ok to repot now. I typically stop repotting by the end of September that way they have a one and a half months before I make them go dormant for the winter. But, I live in Texas where our winters are mind.

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    Cattleya orchids don't mind being root bound - at least not the ones we grow. No need to repot unless the medium is no longer draining. Just do it next year.


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