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Neofinetia & Bulbos in sphag

This is a discussion on Neofinetia & Bulbos in sphag within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; I have my Neo falcata potted in a clay pot on a mound of sphag ...

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    I have my Neo falcata potted in a clay pot on a mound of sphag and a couple of Bulbos also in sphag. The sphag no longer looks nice and fluffy like it once did - actually kind of crusty on top. So, how often do you change the stuff? It's been about 10 months since they were potted.

    I'm going through a potting mania right now. Anything that looks like it needs it is getting it. How about these?

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    sphag lasts about 6 months for me. starts to compact after that. I love the stuff, but hate the frequent repotting.

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    I hate sphag as well. I change it often with my Dracs.

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    So I really should be replacing this stuff that often?

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    Mine lasts about a year but I only use it on Dracs now so there is little to no fertilizer on those.

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    I use a lot of sphag and try to repot at least once a year. Some of my plants take off in it and over grow their pots, so they get it more frequently. I don't mind the chance to check out their lower halves and see how happy they are...

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