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This is a discussion on Untangling Roots within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; This is a great Thread. I fall into the catagory of "snipper detangler". I try ...
This is a great Thread. I fall into the catagory of "snipper detangler". I try to repot several plants at the same time. I take the plant out of the old pot, shake away the medium, detangle and snip away any dead roots. I then soak for about 15 mins. in a mix of Physan 20 and Super Thrive and then repot.
I think it honestly depends on the conditions you can offer the orchid afterwards. In the fall or winter, if I recieve plants that must be repotted, I am super careful with the roots. In spring or early summer? Not so much. In the winter, our house is cooler and the plants (with a few exceptions) tend to grow more slowly...if they don't 'rest'. I grow most of my orchids mounted or in lava rock...I really dislike pulling bark chips off of the roots. :o
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