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Repotting my vanda

This is a discussion on Repotting my vanda within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi, Could anyone please suggest how I should go about repotting my vanda? Its leaves ...

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    Hi,

    Could anyone please suggest how I should go about repotting my vanda? Its leaves look great, it had a flower spike in late December/ early January and it has long healthy aerial roots. When I took it out of its pot, the inside roots were dry, brown and flat. Can you help?

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    Maybe try a basket? Sounds like the roots got rotted from sitting with too much moisture. I dont know how people grow these things in pots, but it is not easy and i think baskets are much easier, and the plants like them better.

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    Try a wooden basket and they will love for it, like these.
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    even with bare roots will do if u spray enough water

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    OMG Tednz.
    I hope mine will look like that one day!!!! Is that sphagnum moss around the top? Should I put any medium in the basket?

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    No it is Spanish Moss as for median just big peices of bark to fill up the gaps.
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    thanks,
    Have put it in a basket with some bark.

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    Janallen, please let us know how the bark works for you. I just got an insanely beautiful Vanda yesterday, and it's in a basket with no medium at all. For now, I'm going to leave it as is, and just try to do the water in the sink routine that Becky suggested, but boy do those roots look naked. Of course, I suspect this one's been that way right along, and it certainly seems happy enough.

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    Ted, WOW!

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