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You know it's time to repot when....

This is a discussion on You know it's time to repot when.... within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Okay; so I had these plants...neglected, and I'm looking at the largest thinking "You know ...

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    Default You know it's time to repot when....

    Okay; so I had these plants...neglected, and I'm looking at the largest thinking "You know it's time to repot when the roots are growing more on the outside of the pot than the inside!" So I thought I'd share the fun I had.

    As you can see from this first picture; it needed repotting badly. This picture was taken after I cut the pot away from it. That green mossy stuff grew in a layer and covered the fact this cattleya was actually potted in spagnum with a few large pieces of bark thrown in!!

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    Of course it was a mess....as I pulled dead roots away the pieces fell apart into three sections.

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    The three sections drying out after cleaning and dipping.

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    The three sections are repotted, they are the back three. In front are a section in a hexagonal basket and a smaller one in a clay pot; that is the Anceps cross that got grabbed in the frenzy and repotted. Before I was done, after three days, I had repotted nearly 20 plants! I still have a few more to go, but I doubt they will be anything like the big one!

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    A three for one deal! Awesome! Good repotting story.

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    Congrats on your hard work repotting 20 plants!
    Thanks to that first monster plant growing outside of the pot, now you have divisions for trade

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    I thought I'd also show what I used to pot these cattleya types up. Here in Florida with high humidity, baskets are my 1st choice. After that, clay pots with alot of holes are my 2nd choice. I'm also using a couple additives to my standard cattleya potting wood mix. I'm adding coco pieces to the mix and I'm lining my baskets with a coco fiber. I also keep handy wooden and plastic sticks that come with plants, to help keep plants in place when first put into baskets.

    A couple pics to show the finished product with all the above mentioned supplies...This first picture shows a catt in a clay pot. It was large and difficult to place, so a smaller clay pot already broken was placed inside first. This helps to steady the plant and the pot clip placed on the side helped to hold it all in place.

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    Here is the other type of potting style I use for my catt's. A wooden basket is lined with coco fiber. I put a couple handfulls of the coco pieces or packing noodles for air movement, then some of my large bark mix. I use wooden or plastic sticks to hold my plant in place until it develops new roots. More bark mix and coco pieces are used on top. I try to leave the corm of the plant above the mix so they don't get rot.

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    This mix and potting method is very dry and you will have to water more often than regular potting.

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    Good job, Connie! What's the name of the big plant (the first picture)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lizgeo View Post
    Good job, Connie! What's the name of the big plant (the first picture)?
    It came with no tag, although I've been told it looks like Mahina Yahiro 'Ulii' and after researching pics of that one, I'm thinking they were right on. I'm going to make up tags i'm so sure about it in fact.

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    Nice going, Connie!

    Cheers,
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    Nice work, Connie!!! They are looking great! (I'll come to check on them next month!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by margo View Post
    Nice work, Connie!!! They are looking great! (I'll come to check on them next month!)
    It must be Rozanski time....lol....or maybe you'll let me take you to Art Stone this time. muhahaha

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