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Crowded Doritis pulcherrima pot

This is a discussion on Crowded Doritis pulcherrima pot within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Hello everybody, I ordered a certain clone of Doritis pulcherrima expecting one plant, but when ...

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    Default Crowded Doritis pulcherrima pot

    Hello everybody,

    I ordered a certain clone of Doritis pulcherrima expecting one plant, but when it arrived I was (pleasantly) surprised to find that there are at least four plants with roots growing in this tiny plastic pot. Like I said, there are a lot roots in this tiny pot and I think that I should repot it(size aside, it's potted in bark and I almost always repot orchids I buy into sphagnum). However, I'm not sure what to do. Do I put the whole mass in bigger plant or do I separate the plants out and grow them in separate pots?

    Thanks for your help!

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    I would separate the plants if they have enough long roots to sustain themselves. I think you are one of the very few members who repots from bark into moss. Most of us would rather recommend the other way round since bark dries up faster and is more airy and better suited for culture under normal growing conditions most of us can offer.

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    Post up photos of your process if you decide to repot into separate containers. I'm sure folks would appreciate seeing what you do with these orchids.

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    yes, could you post a picture please

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    Thanks for the advice! Even though I grow indoors, I have to water most of my plants every couple days and one of the phals that I put in clay pot I basically have to water every other day (definitely using plastic from now on), so the potting in sphagnum saves me a lot of time. I also never got the hang of knowing when to water in bark...

    I don't have the pots in the right size for the plantlets, so I'll post pictures this weekend, but here's how they look now.

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    Oh, my goodness! That's quite a buy you've got there - your vendor must really like you. Can't wait to see how they turn out.

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    If that were mine, I would seperate them into four or how ever many plants there are.
    Also, a bigger pot for those lovely plants wil help them

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    Have you thought about leaving the plants together and getting a head start on a nice specimen plant? I imagine these all in bloom, wowing everyone around them. I think they like being crowded together...

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