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Does it need transplanting?

This is a discussion on Does it need transplanting? within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; I transplanted this catt about 5 months ago and all of the roots were in ...

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    Default Does it need transplanting?

    I transplanted this catt about 5 months ago and all of the roots were in the orchid mix. Now all of the roots are growing everywhere. Should I transplant it again or is this normal? It has lots of new growth on it, but I don't want to stunt it or anything. What should I do?

    Thanks for all the previous help you guys have given.

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    What size pot is that? Could be it is too small. You should always pot to allow 1-2 years growth. It certainly looks very healthy!!

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    I wouldnt repot and that plant has ample room on the pot.
    The roots are nice and healthy,It is known for Cats to produce roots like this ,some crosses will do it more readlly than others(genetic)

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    No, no need to repot yet. Cattleya orchids like to be root bound - or at least very tight in their pots. They just do better that way. The roots that you see only add to the beauty and visual interest of the plant. JMHO

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    Hehe. It's happy and waving to you! Consider it to be showing off how healthy its roots are.

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    Very nice cattleya...good work there.
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