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Should I repot Phalaenopsis Orchid? Need advice. Help.

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    Default Should I repot Phalaenopsis Orchid? Need advice. Help.

    Hello. I have a Moth orchid that I bought about 3 months ago and it has almost finished blooming. I only have 1 flower in full bloom left and I have cut the other spike to the 2nd notch to encourage new growth. As far as I can see, the leaves look pretty healthy and the roots look semi ok in that it is mostly light to medium green in color. HOWEVER, I think the medium that it is planted in is not ventilating well. I think it is in sphagnum moss, but it looks way too green to be the regular one. I noticed that it is STILL moist even though i watered it 3 weeks ago. Should I repot it to the clay pot it came AND take the plant out of the plastic sheath it came in?


    Thanks in advance.

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    It all comes down to your environment and if you are seeing negative changes. I don't like spag because it doesn't agree with my orchids, it isn't sold here but the new plants are shipped here in it. Take it out inspect the roots and put it into a media that doesn't hold water that long. And hold off the watering for a bit til you see the roots take on the silver colour that says it needs watering. Hope that helps.
    Take a look-see at these if that helps more: Phalaenopsis Orchid Care | River Valley Orchidworks &
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    If you repot into clay, dont use Sphag, as i have found that the moisture causes mildew on the outside of the pot, and can cause secondary issues INSIDE the pot too. I prefer to use plastic, clear or not is fine. I also find that they grow best in bark for me, and they get watered every few days, or whenever the top of the medium looks dry And if it came ina sheath (like the conical pot sheaths), yes, remove it from that, generally the plant is removed from the sheath when it arrives at its new home lol

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    Where do you grow your orchids? What kind of climate are they in?

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    I am growing my orchid in my room that has a temperature of about 70-75 degrees F and a humidity of about 70-73%. The humidity is ambiguous because I am just reading the little hydrometer on my clock. But it is in a relatively cool/moderate climate. I live in Southern California, but keep the room comfortable.

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    Here is our video on repotting a phal. I hope it helps.



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