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This is a discussion on Repoting orchid question within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hi, Agree with Carol. I read that using hot water and soaking the bark in ...

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    Hi,

    Agree with Carol. I read that using hot water and soaking the bark in hot water speeds up the process. I have not tried it myself but planning to try. thought might be useful to you

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    Oh, that does sound like a good idea! I'll try that next time I plant in bark.

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    Here is a pic of my repotted phal. I have repotted it in a pot that is slightly bigger than before and buried most of its roots. I think it looks much fresher and healthier now. Oh and I have soaked the bark overnight,too.
    Hope this would initiate my phal's new growth !!

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    I agree with Carol. I usually put the bark mixture in a bowl or a bucket that's about twice as big as the amount of potting medium I need and then I add really hot water to cover the medium. Then I let it sit and soak overnight. It really does seem to help with absorption when you water your orchid later on. Plus it helps you be able to pack the orchid down into the bark better and more securely.

    Also, I've heard its good to repot after the orchid flowers so that the new roots can penetrate into the bark better and aren't disrupted as much.

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    Looks good Andrew.

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