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Should I repot this Dendrobium nobile?

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    Question Should I repot this Dendrobium nobile?

    Hello!

    Here is one of my Dendrobium nobile. It's a rescued plant, and this pic is 2-3 weeks old already. Question is...should I re-pot, if I do, which would be the best choice of media? I was pondering thinking either basket or cork bark. My fingers itch, I can barely stop myself from pulling it out of the pot. Good thing I'm on call in the weekend, he'll survive my repotfever until Wednesday for sure.
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    I live in Florida and you are in Sweden, so I don't know if this applies at all. I have 3 nobiles, when I received them I emailed the nursery about repotting them in hanging baskets, their advice was they did not think that a basket could retain the moisture needed. I'm in the rest period for mine at this time so I would not repot until after they bloomed in spring. I have one that looks more like a vanda then a den with roots all over the place and it seems happy, I can't see the original pot for the roots. This may help you or confuse you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stateless View Post
    I live in Florida and you are in Sweden, so I don't know if this applies at all. I have 3 nobiles, when I received them I emailed the nursery about repotting them in hanging baskets, their advice was they did not think that a basket could retain the moisture needed. I'm in the rest period for mine at this time so I would not repot until after they bloomed in spring. I have one that looks more like a vanda then a den with roots all over the place and it seems happy, I can't see the original pot for the roots. This may help you or confuse you.
    Hello and thank you Ed

    Definitely confused but calmer. Sounds like I can leave it spilling roots out of its pot without needing to fret. One serious issue I have is that the new growths are confusing. Both my nobiles have obviously bloomed at the end of spring/beginning of summer. They did pretty much nothing during the whole summer, they have been out in the cold for a while and since they came back indoors I got new growth as you can see. It has been slow for a while but now it is really picking up and I worry, because they are on the shower daily, water when remember resting period schedule.

    Should I start watering and feeding again, now that all new growth reached 10 cm?

    Cheers!

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    Hi Laura

    Your D nobile hybride think that it┤s cool resting period is over as you took it into the warm indoor climate.
    For replanting you can do that when the new growth starts sending out roots, if you think it is needed.
    For substrate I would go for small size bark with some spagnum moss for water retention, or Hygrolon instead of spagnum as the later has a tendensy to go bad after a year or so.

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    Hi Magnus

    Awesome! Thank you for the input! The new growth comes from some old stumps from some former canes, no roots from them directly.
    I bought myself a liter of hygrolon and I was wondering where I should use it. Time to experiment! Then I'll start feeding weakly weekly and see how goes, I guess it will be very cool to have a big D nobile bush

    I looooooooooove repotting!

    Trevlig helg!/have a great weekend!

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    Hi Laura

    Your D nobile hybride think that it┤s cool resting period is over as you took it into the warm indoor climate.
    For replanting you can di that when the ney growth starts sending out roots, if you think it is needed.
    For substrate I would go for small size bark with some spagnum moss for water retention, or Hygrolon instead of spagnum as the later has a tendensy to go bad after a year or so.

    /M

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    glad you got the answer you were looking for, did not mean to confuse you, and thanks Magnus for the info.

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    Well, the poor thing has been re-potted in hygrolon, looks good so far, still crisp and "weeding", canes feel hard and they are even darker green. Doesn't get too much heat, cold by my windows. And my silly growlight for the window came, it is already dark by 3 p.m. here
    Can't say I truly rejoice, as it will make my window look like I opened a house of ill repute but ppl already put up their x-mas lights so...

    Cheers!
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    Hope your nobile does well! It looks very healthy. Now I'm wanting to get one!
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