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    Default Repot Dendrobium

    I purchased a Dendrobuim Orchid (white) , which is out growing its pot, how to I re-pot and what potting compost should I use?

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    Hi Perl,

    Check out this article: http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...um-orchid.html

    Also, this video, though it is repotting a dendrobium keiki, should help as well in regard to potting medium.


    cheers,
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    He said coconut in the video for the last item in the mix but the screen says charcoal and I'm sure he meant charcoal; I always add charcoal to my mixes as well.

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    I have a number of dendrobiums that are due for re-potting. They are all under growlight tables in front of my apartment's windows that face south. I live in New York City.

    It is now almost October. I have read that they should be repotted heading into the spring growing season. Any reason to not repot them now!

    Also, should I water them after re-potting or leave them dry for a number of weeks?

    Lastly, when is it time to begin fertilizing them?

    Thanks,

    alanbar

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    Always repot when new roots have started and wait at least a day to water.
    That said I have repotted dendrobiums in the Spring when I had the time assuming they would be starting a growth spirt and they did fine.

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    I hope that I'm not hijacking this post, but since we are on the topic of repotting unruly roots... I was wondering how people deal with plants that produce new shoots higher and higher up from the pot. I have a laelia and a few other catts, Blc., that will not stay in a pot... I thought about potting it so that the newest growth would be in the potting media, but then the old ones stick out.

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    Think about mounting such plants perhaps, if you have a spot you can keep them watered sufficiently.
    I've heard people plant them "sideways" also so the older growths don't get buried...never tried that myself.
    Laelia anceps mount (not my mount I bought this way) Second picture shows spike that I just noticed.
    Ignore the dead Angraecum in the photo.
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