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Renathera repotting

This is a discussion on Renathera repotting within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Can anyone advise me on if I should repot this? It just finished blooming....

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    Default Renathera repotting

    Can anyone advise me on if I should repot this? It just finished blooming.Name:  Renanthera - 1 (3).jpg
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    Funny you should ask this today Monica. I was at a greenhouse this afternoon, not buying any more plants of course This gentleman has Vanda's that are 4-5' long. Same type of pot as yours with no medium. What he did to fit them in over his benches was remove the wire hanger, turn them upside down and attach the wire to the bottom of the pot. The plants are happily turning and headed for the roof again.

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    Looks very nice, I don't think you need to repot this.

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    Renantheras are actually more of a vine than a "stand up" plant. I agree with our esteemed colleague above that it looks fine as-is.

    If it gets too tall to easily manage, you may safely "top" the plant, cutting below several roots emanating from the "stem", and pot that more-reasonably-sized plant up. The lower part may very well forma a side growth that will carry on, giving you a second plant to share with a friend.

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    Don't think there is a need to repot. Most renantheras do grow very tall. I would advise against top-cutting it. Many renantheras do not produce many aerial roots from the top portion even though the bottom bit has gone leggy, unlike intergeneric hybrids with renanthera blood.

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    I wonder if it would grow well if I hung it upside down. Any one think that would work???

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    Hanging upside down would be a treatment for crown rot and would help in rooting (reversal in Apical dominance).

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    I wonder if it would grow well if I hung it upside down. Any one think that would work???

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    So that means it would be an unusual idea????

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    Not really, Plant would actually sense it and start bending and reaching out to sun again (Phototropism)
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    So that means it would be an unusual idea????

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