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what is the best way to repot a sedirea japonicum?

This is a discussion on what is the best way to repot a sedirea japonicum? within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; i have a sedirea japonicum that I purchased in California this spring. The blooms have ...

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    Smile what is the best way to repot a sedirea japonicum?

    i have a sedirea japonicum that I purchased in California this spring. The blooms have now faded and the plant grew a nice new leaf. There is also a very nice new root.
    as you can see on the picture. the plant is in a rather deep pot and seems to want to jump out of the pot there are some dead roots below the plant.
    the roots are now out of the pot and are two to three inches longer than the pot, they hang on the little tray with pebbles that I keep constantly moist. The medium appears to be basalt rock and bark. (not sure.. i have not lifted this plant out of the pot).
    it has been suggested that I repot this plant like a neo
    any suggestions and links to videos etc..?
    I dont have one of these fancy pots.. could I improvise something?
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    I would consider potting it in a basket. Be sure and soak the roots for a good 15 minutes so they are soft and don't break when you start your repotting.

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    Thank you.i am going to put this plant in a Japanese Neo pot. Will post pictures when I get it done! Thanks for the suggestion to soften the roots by soaking. I will do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talila6 View Post
    Thank you.i am going to put this plant in a Japanese Neo pot. Will post pictures when I get it done! Thanks for the suggestion to soften the roots by soaking. I will do that.
    That is a good idea Talila6, I have several Phalaenposis japonica (Orchid Taxonimists have declared Sederia japonicas Phalaenopsis) and I pot them like Neofinetina. Your plant is in bark, so watering this plant is going to be slightly different in sphagnum moss. Phal. japonica in moss takes longer to dry out than in bark. So you won't need to water as often.

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    The best way? Get someone else to do it!

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    Talila6, did you finally repot your Sedirea? Can you please post a new picture?
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    Mine is in a basket and is loving the vanda shelves. I used the normal bark mix and mine is growing roots like crazy.

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