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Cycnodes repotting in plastic basket

This is a discussion on Cycnodes repotting in plastic basket within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; One of my cynodes was not doing well so I decided to repot. Has anyone ...

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    Default Cycnodes repotting in plastic basket

    One of my cynodes was not doing well so I decided to repot. Has anyone been successful growing this type of orchid in a plastic pot instead of a clay or plastic pot?

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    I think medium is more important than pot. can you share a picture of the plant Monica?

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    Sriram, what potting media would you suggest? Cause i acquired few cycnodes too and very interested in what is best medium for them. One i got is in orchiata bark, another one in moss. The one in moss for sure is candidate for repoting in bark.
    When is best time to repot? Im guessing after rest period when new growth will be growing?

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    Here is picture of the plants.Name:  Cycnodes - 1.jpg
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    Is it one plant and you separated PBs?

    It does not look so bad to me. What. Conditions of the roots on one with leaves?
    Maybe it just go into dormancy and thats why leaves turn yellow.

    By the way all mine came in plastic pots.
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    I am still learning to grow this genera. from what I know, should repot only when are coming out of dormancy. During their growth phase, use any media that remains moist and keep it completely dry during dormancy. We did not get bark thus far and recently one nursery imported orchiata. I am planning to try orchiata top dressed with moss for the next season.


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    Sriram, what potting media would you suggest? Cause i acquired few cycnodes too and very interested in what is best medium for them. One i got is in orchiata bark, another one in moss. The one in moss for sure is candidate for repoting in bark.
    When is best time to repot? Im guessing after rest period when new growth will be growing?
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    As suggested by Svetlana, looks like leaves are dropping for dormancy. You can keep it a bright light with minimal moss for now and no water or fertilization till new growth in spring

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