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Repot or Not

This is a discussion on Repot or Not within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I recieved this little one free with a purchase of 2 other phals. I don't ...

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    I recieved this little one free with a purchase of 2 other phals. I don't even know what color it will be. The tag says Phal Brother Sara Gold. Anyway should I leave well enough alone or get those roots in mix?
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    I would repot just to make sure that the meduim is OK. Is that a spike under the left leaves?
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    Looks like a spike to me as well. If the media is fine, i would leave it alone...remember these plants are epiphytes.

    This time of year phals put much more energy into making spikes than making new roots.

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    No, not a spike just a root growing down into the pot. This is a very little guy in a 2 1/4 in pot. Looks like it was put in fresh mix to ship. Probably came out of a compot. I don't know if it is a mini or not. I guess I will check. It came with a Dtps Purple Martin ' KS' and a P. Minitris 'Pelonic' both also look like fresh out of compots in new mix and pots (2.25). Thanks yall. I will leave this little one alone as well as the other 2.

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