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One more question about repotting!

This is a discussion on One more question about repotting! within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I agree, I'd rather have the plant bloom and spike again....

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    I agree, I'd rather have the plant bloom and spike again.

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    Traci, do you ever take the opportunity to change media at this point too? Or is that too much stress for a blooming orchid? For example, lots of Phals come in sphag moss which is way too wet for me and my tendencies. I always want to repot and change media but I'm chicken, frankly. If you were going to do that, would you cut off the spike too?

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    I would say if you are repotting anyway, definitely change the media - particularly if it has broken down. More stress to repot twice, once for the pot and once for new media, right?

    I've really changed my tune on this. Love repotting, theraputic but I also get to see what the roots of new plants look like and check for nasty pesties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
    I would say if you are repotting anyway, definitely change the media - particularly if it has broken down. More stress to repot twice, once for the pot and once for new media, right?

    I've really changed my tune on this. Love repotting, theraputic but I also get to see what the roots of new plants look like and check for nasty pesties.
    Like you, same reason I like repotting, very therapuetic but I would be singing a different tune if I had to repot hundreds at a time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
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    I've really changed my tune on this. Love repotting, theraputic but I also get to see what the roots of new plants look like and check for nasty pesties.
    I am the same way. I could repot all day long. I think for me it is the need for sensory, if you are ever in my area, come to the orchid farm and repot until your heart is content!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cinderella
    Traci, do you ever take the opportunity to change media at this point too? Or is that too much stress for a blooming orchid? For example, lots of Phals come in sphag moss which is way too wet for me and my tendencies. I always want to repot and change media but I'm chicken, frankly. If you were going to do that, would you cut off the spike too?
    I would not cut off the spike if the roots were healthy. If you repot the flowering plant in new media THEN see it starting to ail, then I might cut the spike (which isn't an easy thing for anyone to do). I have planted from spag to bark with a flowering plant with zero problems.

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    Traci? Where upstate are you? Roughly even?
    I went to school for 1.5 years in Rochester, and have family there. My mom grew up in Oswego...thanks for the invite!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
    Traci? Where upstate are you? Roughly even?
    I went to school for 1.5 years in Rochester, and have family there. My mom grew up in Oswego...thanks for the invite!
    GET THE H%LL OUT!! Where did you do to school? I have lived in Rochester all but 3 years of my life!! This is so fuh-reaky!

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    really??? I went to Naz, in Pittsfield, thought I was going to major in music therapy but the sisters turned me towards anthro. of all things!! - my relatives are in Irondoquoit.

    I didn't last there - more squirrels than boys and too many nuns! ... HAHAH! My folks first house was in Chili...Lots of connections in Roch! New puppy too which will get me there quicker than the relatives! haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather
    really??? I went to Naz, in Pittsfield, thought I was going to major in music therapy but the sisters turned me towards anthro. of all things!! - my relatives are in Irondoquoit.

    I didn't last there - more squirrels than boys and too many nuns! ... HAHAH! My folks first house was in Chili...Lots of connections in Roch! New puppy too which will get me there quicker than the relatives! haha!

    Ah yes, we have , probably at most, lived about 15 minutes apart. I grew up in Penfield, and lived in Rochester, off of the infamous Monroe Ave (near Cobbs Hill) , I also lived near Highland Park. Had you ever gone to the Lilac Festival, or better yet, the Park Ave Fest?

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