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    I found a few new 'chids the other day...kinda lost my mind when I saw the place was actually still open. I bought one vanda, and ended up somehow with three plants when I got home. The phal is Phal. Lundy X (Penang Girl X George Vasquez). It looks awful, but has amazing roots going everywhere. There is a spike that, although yellowed at the base, the top is green and growing buds. There is a second small spike with what looks like a leaf on the lower part of it and another something that could be a keikei or another of those weird flower spikes with a tiny leaf. This guy is famous for stressing his older phals to bloom so he can sell them, so I'm used to them coming home looking like this. Well, i'm used to them looking awful, this spike thing is new to me.
    So, after the book...here's my question...with it spiking out and with the healthy roots, should I leave it alone or repot now into a friendlier bark mix. It's currently in spag., but I'm guessing it might do better in a bark mix. Any suggestions? (the more I learn about orchids the more I realize how very little I know....maybe in another ten years I'll get this down). With the various parentage, are there any special instructions for this one??
    I'll attach pics...thanks for looking at my poor little plant.
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    This last picture is of the two vanda's I ended up with. Although not in spike or bud they were such a great deal I couldn't leave without a couple. They are both very old and healthy plants. One is a Bangsai Queen, the second is a Pornpimol x Lenavat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    I found a few new 'chids the other day...kinda lost my mind when I saw the place was actually still open. I bought one vanda, and ended up somehow with three plants when I got home.
    I keep wondering how we always manage to do come home with all these additional plants. Orchids must have truly developed the ability to follow us home.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    The phal is Phal. Lundy X (Penang Girl X George Vasquez). It looks awful, but has amazing roots going everywhere. There is a spike that, although yellowed at the base, the top is green and growing buds. There is a second small spike with what looks like a leaf on the lower part of it and another something that could be a keikei or another of those weird flower spikes with a tiny leaf. This guy is famous for stressing his older phals to bloom so he can sell them, so I'm used to them coming home looking like this. Well, i'm used to them looking awful, this spike thing is new to me.
    So, after the book...here's my question...with it spiking out and with the healthy roots, should I leave it alone or repot now into a friendlier bark mix. It's currently in spag., but I'm guessing it might do better in a bark mix. Any suggestions? (the more I learn about orchids the more I realize how very little I know....maybe in another ten years I'll get this down). With the various parentage, are there any special instructions for this one??
    I'll attach pics...thanks for looking at my poor little plant.
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    Connie,
    I would certainly leave the small spike, as it looks vigorous. While the plant certainly looks to have had some neglect, it also looks like it has enough roots to support it. I guess I'm trying to say it looks like a survivor!

    I know the conventional wisdom would be don't repot a spiking plant, however, I know several growers in my OS who routinely repot phals in spike or bloom, immediately following purchase, and say they have never had a problem. I've even done it myself on rare occasions.

    Moss isn't necessarily bad, as I'm sure you are aware, but I suspect this moss is too tightly packed--my biggest complaint with the vast majority of plants I see for sale--and the plant would at least benefit from repotting into fresh media. If you like bark, then I'd do bark, but I guess I'd suggest my real underlying suggestion is using whatever media you have the most success with.

    I might cut off the old spike, in part for the sake of the plant, and in part because it probably won't give you a very attractive display of blooms.

    Cheers,
    Rob

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    Yeah, those dang vandas followed me home....my husband doesn't believe me, but what can you do when they hop in the car?? lol I thought my fav. greenhouse had shut down and was driving by to see if he was open. He gave my friend the vanda with the longer name/cross info for nothing. She's 80+ and he tries to get her to try and grow them. lol She just gives them to me.

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    I have noticed a predeliction for orchids to just jump in my shopping cart when I walk past them at the big box stores. Sometimes I wonder if they do it in a suicidal moment or if they are really thinking clearly. Well, a box store shelf. Maybe they are thinking ANYTHING would be better than that!

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    I'd definitely repot connie. The Vandas look great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cindiras View Post
    I have noticed a predeliction for orchids to just jump in my shopping cart when I walk past them at the big box stores. Sometimes I wonder if they do it in a suicidal moment or if they are really thinking clearly. Well, a box store shelf. Maybe they are thinking ANYTHING would be better than that!
    ehehe...

    Nice looking vandas! I could not have passed them up either!

    Cheers,
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    "Yes those are orchids, Now get off my porch!"

    Connie, did you have to actually say that to someone????
    Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    "Yes those are orchids, Now get off my porch!"

    Connie, did you have to actually say that to someone????
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    LOL Nooooo....I was thinking it though!! I have a neighbor that has had a stroke and walks rather oddly. He must swing his arms for balance and one particular visit left one of my antique catts in pieces. He laughed and said what a klutz he was and the wandered off. He's the one that rude thought belongs to. He loves to come visit to see what I'm growing out front and that is usually his first question..."is this an orchid too?" Way back in high school we had "charm class" drilled into us, I could never say something like that out loud, I'd melt away if someone heard me say such a rude thing! lol
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    I decided to let it sit up since it was happily growing above the other medium. I also left some of the wandering roots over the edge. I found mostly healthy roots so decided to leave it alone as much as possible. Thanks for the advice...the spag was really packed in there! I'm amazed there was as many healthy roots as there were. It wouldn't have been so good in another couple months though.

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    Looks much better now Connie. Good luck with her.

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