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First Time Re-potting an orchid

This is a discussion on First Time Re-potting an orchid within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hello everyone. I have just re-potted and orchid for the first time. It is a ...

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    Default First Time Re-potting an orchid

    Hello everyone. I have just re-potted and orchid for the first time. It is a phal. Here are some pics. Please let me know how I did. Any pointers and suggestions are more than welcome. If anyone wants more pics just let me know! Thanks everyone!

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    That looks good to me! Just wipe that medium from the leaves (all leaves should stay above the potting medium), and it should be just fine! Nice job!

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    I agree with Gabi...I also like the light grass green color of the leaves...Exactly the color they should be...Betty
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    That looks good to me! Just wipe that medium from the leaves (all leaves should stay above the potting medium), and it should be just fine! Nice job!

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    Awesome! Thanks everyone! I found it very exciting to go my phal a new home. I hope it thrives!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Black View Post
    Awesome! Thanks everyone! I found it very exciting to go my phal a new home. I hope it thrives!

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    Me too, Cory!! Nice going with the repot of this orchid!

    cheers,
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    Thanks again people! It means alot to me to hear from the pros that I did a good job. Right after I heard I heard from you guys I re-potted another one. I think I did even better with that one. I have one more plant to repot but it hasn't lost it's blooms yet. But it is showing new growth, it has a new leaf growing really fast. It has been blooming for a few months now. How much longer do you think it will go for?
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    Well done, Cory. Neat job.

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    Little paint brush to sweep off the extra medium after it dries. One thing about the orchids I grow...no muddy hands!

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    A pinch of cinnamon on the newly cut spike to seal the wound and to prevent fungus from the plant. Otherwise, excellent job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Black View Post
    Thanks again people! It means alot to me to hear from the pros that I did a good job. Right after I heard I heard from you guys I re-potted another one. I think I did even better with that one. I have one more plant to repot but it hasn't lost it's blooms yet. But it is showing new growth, it has a new leaf growing really fast. It has been blooming for a few months now. How much longer do you think it will go for?
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    It's hard to tell. I have a phal that I bought in January, already in bloom. It just dropped its last flower a week ago - more than six month of flowers from that lovely little thing! None of my others have gone that long, although phals will hold blooms for weeks and weeks.

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