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Must i really devide this orchid?

This is a discussion on Must i really devide this orchid? within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hey all, My mum bought me this noid onc. As you can see it has ...

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    Default Must i really devide this orchid?

    Hey all,

    My mum bought me this noid onc.
    As you can see it has alot of new growth.
    I like the way the plant looks..do you think i have to divide it or will it be ok like it is now? What would you guys do if you had a plant like this?
    Maybe i can just repot it in a bigger pot when it's done blooming?
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    I don't think there's any rule that you have to divide a plant, especially if you like it the way it is, and it's healthy. Just repot it into a larger pot. Imagine how pretty it will be when it's got five or six or more spikes in bloom at once.
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    If you don't want to repot it then don't. It is not a matter of health to the plant. Just the way it looks.

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    oops I should have said "I would not divide it". I would repot it after it is done blooming though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz
    Imagine how pretty it will be when it's got five or six or more spikes in bloom at once.
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    That was what i was thinking about liz

    It will be a challange to repot this 1..at least for me.
    I'll probably panic post for advice when that time comes.

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    If you have new growths from all around the pot (and it seems like you do), I'd definitely keep it intact. You'll get a much greater show with the next blooming. I'd only divide if it's growing in a single direction, or if with time there's a "dead spot" somewhere with a bunch of leafless backbulbs that are threatening to fall off anyway. But that's just me.

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    I agree with Jason, Dana. Plus, maybe by the time the next bloom cycle happens you can take it to a show and win an award! That would be awesome!

    Cheers!
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    Dana, unless you have space limitations, I wouldn't divide the plant. However, until you repot, you might want to either mist those aerial roots regularly or else cover them with a little loose sphagnum moss in order to keep them moist.

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    I've been misting the arial roots since i got it
    I can't wait for it to bloom with multiple spikes...yeah yeah...i have to be patient i know.

    Thanks for the advice!

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