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Should I repot this NOID Orchid?

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    Default Should I repot this NOID Orchid?

    I recently rescued this orchid from someone's yard, where it was hanging forgotten in the bushes in dense shade. As you can see it's a tangled mess and mass of old roots. However, since I brought it home, I am seeing new roots at the base. Should I take it out of that wire basket and cut all the old roots away, then repot? Or just leave it as is?

    Also, I know it's hard to ID without flowers, but any idea what type of orchid it might be? There doesn't seem to be a pseudobulb, and the leaves are over a foot long.

    Thanks for your help.

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    It looks to me phalaenopsis with very long leaves.

    If those roots completely dry you can trim them.
    I would probably repot in palstic or clay pot with bark. But if humidity in your place high enough to keep it happy bareroot you can leave it in basket i would think. The only thing with metal basket is that metal gets hot on sun and can burn roots and leaves on the contact.

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    If there no pseudobulb could be Phal and with pseudobulb could be Tricocentrum well by looks at the photo difficult for us to ID it could be anything.

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    Wow, I really like the look of it. It survived by itself for a long time. I would leave it alone!!! I love it. Just water it daily, and I bet you get great gorgeous flowers!
    Karen

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    I would repot, but only because of the metal basket.

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    Thanks all. I think I'm going to leave it alone for now and see how it does. I don't think it is a Phal, just based on what these roots look like. I wait to be surprised. LOL

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    Monks-in-Miami,
    I hope it grows beautifully for you. I love the look of the basket. I always try to find unique items to grow my babies in. I go to thrift stores, etc. Make sure you send us photos.
    Do you guys have a home in Central Florida TOO?

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    Kdennis14 I am in South Florida.
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