Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 4 of 4
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By 78Terp

Repotting Zygopetalum

This is a discussion on Repotting Zygopetalum within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I recently repotted my Zygopetalum hybrid for the first time, after owning it for two ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    MCSchrum is offline Member
    Real Name
    Matt
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Latouria Dendrobiums
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Missouri, USA
    Posts
    64
    Member's Country Flag

    Default Repotting Zygopetalum

    I recently repotted my Zygopetalum hybrid for the first time, after owning it for two years. It was initially potted in a 3.5 inch plastic pot in sphagnum moss. I moved it into a 6 inch pot in a bark, chc, perlite, sphag mixture. While repotting, I noticed that the roots are very fragile and brittle. Many of the roots snapped while I was trying to remove the old sphagnum. Does anyone else have experience repotting Zygopetalums? Will these damaged roots survive or die? Do I need to worry about them rotting and effecting healthy roots?

  2. #2
    78Terp's Avatar
    78Terp is offline An Avant Gardner
    Real Name
    Harvey
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    1-Neo falcata,2-Phal,3-Paph
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Littleton, Colorado
    Posts
    6,036
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    Breaking roots is virtually impossible to avoid when removing sphag. I should recover from it without any problem assuming there are good, viable roots left. Was it actively growing new ones when the repot happened? That would be a bonus too.

  3. #3
    MCSchrum is offline Member
    Real Name
    Matt
    My Grow Area
    Windowsill
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    Latouria Dendrobiums
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Missouri, USA
    Posts
    64
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    It was growing new roots. There is an actively growing new pseudobulb that recently bloomed.

  4. #4
    78Terp's Avatar
    78Terp is offline An Avant Gardner
    Real Name
    Harvey
    My Grow Area
    Under Lights
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    1-Neo falcata,2-Phal,3-Paph
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Gender
    Male
    Location
    Littleton, Colorado
    Posts
    6,036
    Member's Country Flag

    Default

    The active root growth is what you want to see for repotting. It will survive and probably not show any stress.

Similar Threads

  1. Zygopetalum help
    By sand_tiger86 in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: August 8th, 2012, 06:10 AM
  2. A zygopetalum next?
    By mauraec in forum New Growers: Ask the Senior Members
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: July 30th, 2011, 07:21 AM
  3. Zygopetalum
    By Alplily NH in forum Phalaenopsis, Oncidium, & Intergenerics IN BLOOM
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: February 20th, 2008, 11:29 AM
  4. Zygopetalum repotting query
    By Kerry in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: June 22nd, 2007, 12:19 PM
  5. My new zygopetalum ...?
    By breeze in forum Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: October 7th, 2006, 04:10 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.