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One More Sharry Baby Should I repot?

This is a discussion on One More Sharry Baby Should I repot? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I really can't take much credit for this plant. It was beginning to spike when ...

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    I really can't take much credit for this plant. It was beginning to spike when I purchased it. I was successsful in bringing it to full flower and in keeping the blooms on it for about 6 weeks before they began falling. I water it every other day by soaking it and making certain that the arial roots are soaked. I feed it with orchid food every other week. I will soon cut the spikes and repot it in a 6 inch orchid pot, using bark. Oncidiums also like some air movement. If you like oncidiums you must get Sweet Sugar,
    a beauty with bright yellow dancing ladies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    HOLY VEAL, Batman! Look at those roots!!!

    That big a plant, in bloom, with those many aerial roots will want more water. You're watering schedule is fine for now. Once it's repotted, after it's finished blooming, the new media will hold moisture longer and the plant won't need quite so much (because it doesn't need to support the flowers), so I'd cut it back then.

    Very nice specimen plant!


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    I meant cut the frequency of watering back. Not cut the plant back.

    Does that answer your question, Sake?


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