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Repotting question-Onc. Sweet Sugar

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    Default Repotting question-Onc. Sweet Sugar

    Hi everyone,
    I've never repotted with new growth over the side of the pot, so how do you advise I repot my onc.? It's been 3 yrs. since I repotted the plant because I've been leary that moving up a pot size would be too large for the root mass. The container that it's in now is comparable to the width of a 6" pot.

    Also, when do you suggest I do this...next spring, soon when it's finished blooming, or now?

    I would appreciate your advice,
    Vicki

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    That plant looks happy! As large as it is, I would be tempted to take the back half off and make a couple of backbulb divisions. Maybe even try mounting a piece. The oncidiums that I've dealt with have done well being repotted just as new growth has started before the roots start. I wish it were mine.
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    Hi Jason. I don't know how to divide, I wish I did but I've never been brave enough to try. Maybe this would be a good time to look into how it's done and give it a shot ?? If I learn and if I'm successful, I'll be glad to send a division to you.

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    Hey Vicki,

    Just pull that part off and pot it up. These oncidium type orchid will grow and grow. Your care is obviously really great, so no worries. Time to repot.

    cheers,
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    A very healthy and nice Oncidium you've raised there. Be confident that repotting and division are not that difficult and you will do just fine with both. I'm usually careful with the roots when doing these things, but you might be surprised that some professional growers are not.....................Their additude is that any broken/damaged roots will grow back and their out to usually get the job done in mass. This orchid obviously loves your care...............AL

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    Thanks, Bruce. Would you do this now or wait until Spring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Hey Vicki,

    Just pull that part off and pot it up. These oncidium type orchid will grow and grow. Your care is obviously really great, so no worries. Time to repot.

    cheers,
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    Thanks, Al. I'll keep in mind your advice about being careful with roots when I try to divide. By the way...just a side note: According to Critter Creek, this orchid is virused. Several months ago, I was suspicious that another plant might be infected (another onc.), so I sent a leaf sample to them along with one from this plant because it had been sitting beside the one I was suspicious of. The results were that both plants were positive for either CymMV or ORSV (I no longer have the report and I don't remember which), so it's sitting in the "virus section" in my greenhouse. Apparently, the plant has not realized that it has a virus because it does look healthy and has been growing like crazy and blooming nicely.
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    A very healthy and nice Oncidium you've raised there. Be confident that repotting and division are not that difficult and you will do just fine with both. I'm usually careful with the roots when doing these things, but you might be surprised that some professional growers are not.....................Their additude is that any broken/damaged roots will grow back and their out to usually get the job done in mass. This orchid obviously loves your care...............AL

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    I would do it now, Vicki, but any major disturbance to the roots could cause bud drop. Just be kind as you pull it apart and it should be great.

    cheers,
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    I would wait until post flowering and the start of new growth. New growth means new root formation.
    When dividing, if it does not pull apart easily I use a single edge razor blade to cut the rhizome between p-bulbs, leaving, at least, 3-4 p-bulbs per division

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