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Repotting anguloa ruckeri - too hot now?

This is a discussion on Repotting anguloa ruckeri - too hot now? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello, it's my first time posting on here. I have an anguloa ruckeri that I ...

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    Default Repotting anguloa ruckeri - too hot now?

    Hello, it's my first time posting on here.
    I have an anguloa ruckeri that I have had for about 8 years, blooms pretty regularly. Growing outside for about 6 months and indoor for the rest (sort of acclimated to the dryness). I think it needs a repotting since it's reaching to the edge, and I've read that anguloa's usually are repotted when the new growth is about 2". The current new growth is reaching that right now, but not sure if it should be repotted since it's sooo hot. I think there is a little spike there too. Should I repot now or wait until after flower, or wait till the next spring?

    Previously when this one was repotted, I did it in the spring (around March) with no shoots, and did not bloom that year. Other anguloa's have new shoots in the spring, so there was no problem. Just that this one is totally off the schedule.....

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    not heard or grown this genus. sure some one will provide valuable suggestion


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    Repotting should be done when a new growth is showing, in the spring. Being you have new growth now, I assume it would be okay to repot now.

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    Thank you for the replies!
    I'm so glad to have asked here... it has been a question over the past few years with this plant. I have killed so many orchids with repotting, and was so scared to do it.

    I'll post a pic of the flower if it survives the repotting and still flowers.
    Otherwise consider it dead...... (hope not)

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    Just wanted to update that the plant is still alive after the repot!
    It flowered too, just 1, but having a nice perfume (reminds me of a little whiff of a smell when I open a tic-tac).
    Root is growing nicely.

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    Congratulations! Very nice.

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