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Lc. Time to repot?

This is a discussion on Lc. Time to repot? within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Roots just exploded within 2 weeks. I don't want to damage them if I repot. ...

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    Default Lc. Time to repot?

    Roots just exploded within 2 weeks. I don't want to damage them if I repot. Should I repot?

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    Hi! Good looking roots there! For my situation, I would want it in a larger pot...BUT, if the medium that it's in doesn't look bad, you could put that pot inside another larger pot and fill in the gaps with new medium. I do this with Catt types often and it works for me. Saves me time, media, and root damage.
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    Hi, lovely roots there well I stopped putting my cattleya and phals in pots because I thought I would want to always want to monitor the roots so that they would not get any diseases and rot, so I have started to mount them on pieces of tree branches, I have all of five phals and five cattleya like that, I tied some sphagnum moss on the branch then put the orchid onto it with some more sphag and some coconut fiber and tied that down making sure to try to cover as much of the roots as possible, it is alright to leave some roots exposed though, now I have some thriving roots and the phals especially are hung upside down where water cannot settle in the crown of the plants, I have the cattleya right side up though, but the point is that this is how they grow in the wild and I have seen great success with this way and I am pleased, I will leave everything as is so that the roots will cover it up eventually, I will try to post pics of what I have done, I have also used wire hanging baskets lined with coconut fiber and put the medium into it planting the orchid so that the roots are free to roam as they love to do with not much restrictions, you just have to turn the plant upside down and gently take it out of the old pot and transfer to the new larger pot, but I would mount that on a piece of driftwood or cut tree branch

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    Sure, repot that orchid. Soak the entire root mass in the sink or a bucket of water for a good 15 minutes. This will make the roots flexible and will allow you to put them into the new pot and medium without breaking them off.

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    Mounting is great IF you have the proper conditions and/or the time to spend watering. There are so many variables at play when dealing with orchids that a hard and fast answer is difficult, if not impossible to give. Pots are more easily maintained by most growers. What kind of pot that is depends on the plant, humidity, temperatures, etc. I grow in plastic pots, clay pots, baskets, and on mounts. (Sorry if I have gone off topic!)
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    Not to re-pot also can and you can see the flower soon if you are very lucky, if you re-pot I prefer recommendation from Jason.

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