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double leaf cattleya repotting time

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    Default double leaf cattleya repotting time

    hello folks!
    so i bought some catts, some are single leafed and one is double.
    All need to be re-potted. From what i read double leafed could be repotted only when new growth grows roots. Mine does not grow new roots yet. So should i wait or proceed with re-potting?!
    What about single leafed ones?
    Thank you!

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    When I have lost any catts it was because I repotted them when they did not have active root growth.

    Killed 2 or 3 that way, due to inexperience. Single or bifoliate, didn't matter.

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    bi-foliate cattleya sulk when repotted and it is recommended to repot only when it grows new root tips. uni-foliate on the other hand are forgiving and can adapt. if repotting can wait a bit then even for uni-foliate it suits better if it is repotted when it is growing actively.

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    Thank you guys!
    I guess it can wait, ill post pictures later. Out of six plants only one has new root growth, but i guess its little bit too late to repot cause new roots about inch long.

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    Mmmmm...never knew that. Interesting. I just repot after blooming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flordeloto View Post
    Mmmmm...never knew that. Interesting. I just repot after blooming.
    You likely had active root growth at the time but didn't know to look for it. But growing in a greenhouse, I expect that these types of issues are reduced. The controlled environment etc.

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    I find this intriguing as well. I've just always re-potted upon arrival if they've needed it. As a newbie, I didn't know all of the 'rules' at the time. However, I'm seeing new growth on just about everything I've re-potted, regardless of type. I will definitely keep this in mind for future re-potting though. I just don't like seeing them grow TOO MUCH outside of the pot, especially when the rhizome is hanging over the edge.... yuck! lol!

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    I find that if those growing out of the pot aren't blooming, repotting seems to trigger a blooming. But again I do it when active root growth is happening. I hope to have one to image soon that hadn't bloomed till I repotted it a couple months ago.

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