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    Default repot with 50% success

    These were the two pots after splittng the plant into two.


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    One survived but no flowers despite fertilising once in two days after repotting. Only had more spikes.
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    The other one dying
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    What did i not do right?

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    This is a dendrobium with purple flowers.

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    Good job with re-potting but I personally wouldn't fertilise so quickly. It's rather a good idea for the plant to show some root growth before you plan to fertilise. The newly re-potted plant is always distressed by coping with its new environment. This could be one of the reasons why the other division did not make it but the one that survives will make up for your loss if you take care of it right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurj View Post
    Good job with re-potting but I personally wouldn't fertilise so quickly. It's rather a good idea for the plant to show some root growth before you plan to fertilise. The newly re-potted plant is always distressed by coping with its new environment. This could be one of the reasons why the other division did not make it but the one that survives will make up for your loss if you take care of it right!
    Thanks, Gurj. So for the surviving one, would you fertilise it now since it is growing a few spikes?

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    I normally do not water no repotted plants for at least a week , if it is hot i move the plant to a very shaded area so it does not dry out to much.If the plant has some root damage from the repotting it makes the plant more susceptible to further damage from fertilizing & also is a an easy access for disease or pathogens to get into plant.

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    I find that dividing orchids can often cause problems. Repotting is stressful to many orchids and cutting the rhizome can cause further stress. I like to move the entire orchid to a slightly bigger pot while doing as little damage as possible to the plant. Big orchids have a lot more reserve energy and stored moisture and nutrients. When an orchid is growing it pulls extra moisture and nutrients from the old pseudobulbs to support the new growth. When you cut the plant in half, it has half as much reserve to draw from.
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    Thanks guys. This is very helpful.

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