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Repotting psychopsis

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    Default Repotting psychopsis

    I have a psychopsis ready to be repotted, there's barely any media left in the small basket, the question is, what's the best way to repot them? I have heard from a lot of people that they don't like being repotted and most of the time they die. Please any help is appreciated.
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    Do you have a photo of the plant? I repotted one after I burned it in the sun...it rebounded nicely. These just take a bit longer to recover.
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    Yes, post up a photo if you can. There is a link to how to post photos in my signature line. Welcome to OrchidTalk!

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Size:  75.2 KBThank you for the answers, here's a pic of the orchid

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    To me it doesn't look like it is that full in the basket. Also it looks a little deep. I have repotted 3 this year and had no trouble what so ever. In fact they pretty much took right off.

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    Are those rocks or styrofoam peanuts in the bottom? The sphag on top looks a bit excessive for me personally. Looks like it would be ok left as is minus a bit of the moss. I'd have a hard time keeping it watered enough in that net pot though. Mine didnt want to totally dry out.
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    I agree with you, Jason. I would have a saucer of water under it if it were mine.

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Size:  50.3 KBIt's a 2" pot

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    Daethen, the roots are everywhere in the pot, you can see the roots coming out of the basket on the back side. Cakedaddy it's styrofoam peanuts and rocks too, and yes I have a hard time keeping it watered, I mist it every day and water it every 3 days. Thank you for the tip Daethen, what type of media did you use? rocks?
    Thank you guys for all the information.

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    Oh! It's quite a small plant! I'd definitely want to keep that one moist. I'd repot it as soon as new root growth starts. Its going to need a bigger pot eventually, but putting it in something other than that mesh will help you keep it a bit moister AND, probably more importantly, help you repot in the future without massive root damage. Once roots grow through and around the mesh you won't be able to do anything without damaging them severely. I wouldn't go to a larger size yet necessarily, but a standard plastic nursery pot is better in the long run....just give it a free draining medium that will retain enough moisture to keep the roots from becoming too dry.
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