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One more about repotting

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    So, if you put a healthy orchid into shady conditions for 2 weeks after repotting, how long do you leave an UNhealthy orchid in shady conditions after repotting?

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    If a plant is healthy, I usually stick it back into its original conditions. I know, I shouldn't, but hey, I'm lazy and it's not a problem if the plant is healthy and the repotting was not traumatic (i.e. not like repotting a cym). I'd say unhealthy plants should be kept shadier indefinitely, until you know that new roots are growing and the plant is on its way back. Not so shady that it can't photosynthesize, maybe low-level paph or phal light.

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    I wondered about this a lot at the beginning and was very careful w/ my first two repots, but now I always just put them back where they were. Not lazy, just impatient!

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    So, if you put a healthy orchid into shady conditions for 2 weeks after repotting, how long do you leave an UNhealthy orchid in shady conditions after repotting?
    Since root rot goes under the category of "unhealthy", so when I repot those orchids I put them in a darker place, as I've read somewhere before. Does putting them in shadier places speed up recovery time? My guess is that low light causes less stress on unhealthy orchids?

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    High light revs up photosynthesis and respiration, thereby increasing water and fertilizer demands. The reasoning is that a freshly repotted plant experiences some "root shock", during which time the roots are not as efficient at absorbing water. I suppose that varies depending on how traumatic the repotting process is--repotting healthy paphs should not be traumatic at all, but I would assume that some 'shock' takes place. But then again, most paphs don't get the blazing high light that macrocatts/cyms require.

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    Just wondering....what is a macrocatt? Just a biggun?

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    It's my term for the big floofy standard catts. (coined because of my strong dislike for the brightly-colored and nonfragrant minicatts).

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    Haha! I have the opposite attraction - tho I love the wonderful fragrance...those floofs are goofy! imo....lol!

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    different strokes for different folks, as they say! although I think C. walkeriana may bridge the gap--huge fragrant flowers, brightly colored, and tiny plants.

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    I am lazy ,too...I just put them back where they were...they can grow or go!

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