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Onc repotting

This is a discussion on Onc repotting within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Thanks so much for your help. The pics of the flowers were from two weeks ...

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    Thanks so much for your help. The pics of the flowers were from two weeks ago when I received the gift. They are quite on the wane now so I did cut the spike. The leaves and psuedobulbs all look very healthy, as do the roots, except what I damaged getting the gook out. Man, it's hard to pull out this little thready ooky thing (the old sphag) and not that little thready whitish thing (the orchid's root!). The root ball was packed like cement. Pick, flush, pick, flush. I think the orchid needed the red cross and I needed a beer when it was done. The hummingbirds flitting around the deck as I worked were nice though, but the gnats were a pain. Dunked the little girl in fungicide, repotted in bark and charcoal with a little sphag at the top. Well, it's not dead yet. *ring*Bring out ya dead, *ring*bring out ya dead. *ring*I'm not dead yet!*ring*
    Hoping for the best! Ya'll be fine hep.

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    Repotting a tight root mass like that can be tedius you certainly don't want to rush or you will break roots, but I work away at it patiently. I find it therapeutic. And I keep telling myself how much happier my little plantie will be now that its roots can breathe! A cold beer or a glass of wine is always involved! Just as well I don't usually repot in the morning!

    Good luck to the lil' critter!

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    Boy, that was a job. She's in her new home now, but I think she needs the beer more than I do! Thanks for all the help. I did cut the spike and it's remaining blooms are gracing my dining table. No ideas on what she is? Should I just call her Dancing Lady? I thought that was a generic term but what do I know. That's sure what she looks like!

    Quote Julie,"A cold beer or a glass of wine is always involved! Just as well I don't usually repot in the morning!" Ahhhh..... that would be potted in the morning LOL!

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    If she has good air to her roots, it will give her the high of a classy champagne, let alone a beer!

    Save the good stuff for the potter ie, you! so she may become potted.

    I only know of "dancing lady" in a general sense referring to Onc's with big sweeping lips that remind you of Anna's dresses in The King and I. If anyone has a tighter reference to a specific species or hybrid, please speak up.

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    Tami - hope you are ready for more repotting! The 'chids are safely in the hands of our shipping department. (The company lets us use their corporate rate for shipments so it's very reasonable) They are coming UPS 2nd day. I kinda changed the mix for you, hope you don't mind. 2 have name tags although one I am not sure about (the brassia). 3 are bare root and one I left you the pleasure of getting it out of the pot... LOL!!!! You should post a picture of it when you get it.. It's one of the rare situations where I didn't over pot.

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    Uh oh...that sure sounds like 10 lbs of orchid in a 5 lb pot!

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    Oh goody! I love surprises! I know I sound like a blithering idiot (idiotaus blitheroutimus, n.), but I really am excited about these orchids. Hope Diane isn't sending her treasures into the 'pit of doom'. Oh, and I do have a machete. On the other hand, anyone have any plans on how to convert a boat trailer into a greenhouse??hehehehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane View Post
    Tami - hope you are ready for more repotting! The 'chids are safely in the hands of our shipping department. (The company lets us use their corporate rate for shipments so it's very reasonable) They are coming UPS 2nd day. I kinda changed the mix for you, hope you don't mind. 2 have name tags although one I am not sure about (the brassia). 3 are bare root and one I left you the pleasure of getting it out of the pot... LOL!!!! You should post a picture of it when you get it.. It's one of the rare situations where I didn't over pot.
    Wow, you weren't kidding! I think she growled at me when I touched her pot! Did she have a room of her own or did you keep her in a kennel?
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    They are all beautiful and in great condition! Now I'm blithering idiot (idiotaus blitheroutimus, n.) X 4.

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    you are not kidding about not over potting

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