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Psychopsis: should this new pbulb be removed?

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    Default Psychopsis: should this new pbulb be removed?

    Hey all,

    I've been reading the forums periodically for a while since I'm moderately new to orchids. Fun stuff for sure. I have a couple Psychopsis, and this new one is doing amazingly well. Two new pbulbs are popping up. However, one of them is growing right in the middle of three rather large pbulbs that are well established in addition to another that is well on its way (front left in the picture). Is this going to pose a problem once it matures? i.e. cramped space for a fat pbulb. So I've been debating if I should remove it or not. I'd greatly appreciate any insight y'all might have.

    Thanks so much! Hopefully my picture shows up!

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    Thats a very healthy psycopsis. it is quite natural for it to grow like that. and hence leave it as is. psycopsis genus hates repotting and hence do not try to repot it during a quite period.

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    Thanks for the reply! And yes, it's quite a happy plant! I suppose I've only seen plants where the pseudo bulbs are spreading outwards and not necessarily growing all on top of each other (well, maybe one bulb on top of the other, but not a third) so I wasn't sure how it would impact the plant later on.

    Today I just noticed another pseudo bulb forming which is down on the underside between two other bulbs. This one is rather close to the corner and I have a feeling it's going to be too big for the pot. At what point is it considered wise to repot? I'm thinking this newest pseudo bulb won't get a chance to fully mature before it's out of room!

    Thanks again for any help!
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