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Repotting of Coelogyne fimbriata

This is a discussion on Repotting of Coelogyne fimbriata within the **NOT IN BLOOM** All Genera forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Another member here asked about repotting of Coelogyne. So I thought it was time to ...

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    Smile Repotting of Coelogyne fimbriata

    Another member here asked about repotting of Coelogyne. So I thought it was time to repot mine.

    My one Coelogyne, a fimbriata, is just now finishing its blooming cycle (you can see the last bud on lead bloomer number 2 getting ready to open) and new leads have started. Since the pot it came in had 3 or 4 pbs hanging in the air, I figured now that it is growing new leads in 2 places, the time was right to repot it.

    I used a clay orchid pot. Large enough, I think, to accommodate a couple years worth of new leads. I filled the bottom 2/3 with foam peanuts and then laid my bark mix in on top of it. Then, the plant with roots spread out was back-filled to just under most of the canes. A new root is exposed, parallel to the lead right now which looks like it should 'fold' down and reach for the media. Ultimately, that is the reason I repotted it now. So that new root can root into media from the start. The other newest pbs, had their roots exposed to air only.

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    I considered mounting it but that would be my largest mount which I couldn't figure out a place to grow it and I really didn't have the right piece to mount it on.

    Any thoughts/comments/tips on my repotting?

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    Looks alright to me

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    Thanks.

    I was surprised by the amount of roots when I unpotted it especially when all I knew about its roots was what was growing in the air. And they are single roots. Not the mass inside the bark.

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    2 months later:
    I no longer call this a slow grower. It has grown 2 new growths with the first of the 2 is already close to blooming and the other is growing and showing its spike already too.
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    Nice! I'd love to see similar results when I repot my pitiful specimen this spring. So far mine is hanging on--no visible changes for good or ill. The two new growths on your plant look wonderful. Congrats on a successful repot!

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