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Orchid Re-potting hint

This is a discussion on Orchid Re-potting hint within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have difficulty holding the plant in my hand at the correct height etc whilst ...

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    I have difficulty holding the plant in my hand at the correct height etc whilst potting and more often than not I finish up with the orchid either too high or too low. I devised the following method to make it a little easier and I feel that others may be interested in using it. Especially those who may have a physical disadvantage.

    Firstly, I make four holes opposing each other in the top rim of the pot and at the height that I want my orchid to be. To do this I use an electric drill or leather punch. I then insert two metal or wooden skewers through the holes.

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    I can then sit my plant on the skewers and arrange the roots before adding the potting medium.

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    Looks like a helpful way to repot easier. Thanks!

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    Yeah, I like that, thanks!

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    Useful suggestion. Have to give it a try.
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    I do something similar as an alternative to staking a plant in a pot. The skewers hold the root mass stationary until the orchid's roots anchor to the pot.
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    Yea, sounds like a good idea. This particular plant had been a bit pot bound and had heavy dense roots, but I can see the advantage with a young plant with delicate roots. The plant pictured I had to put the skewer through the root mass but it did not seem to trouble it.Name:  DSC01067.JPG
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    I am going to be repotting my Cymbidium soon, so that seems like a good fit for trying this out with.

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