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    Default Stellamizutaara Kelly 'Lea'

    I've had this orchid a year and a half or so. It bloomed last fall for over a month. I was so delighted! It was lovely. It is now starting to grow new roots out of the pot. So, question is: should I repot it now? It was repotted last 11/17 just before I got it. The pot seems to be filled with roots. Should I bump it up to the next size pot? Can I used my regular orchid mix?
    Thanx, Barbara

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    A pic , especially one showing the pot surface , would be helpful here.

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    I would agree with Geoff, hard to tell with no photo!

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    There seem to be more roots in the pot than show up on the photos. These photos are from both sides of the pot.

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    No. Keep it in the same pot until either the compost starts to break down ( go soft) and needs replacing, or until there is no room for the next new growth. Orchid roots like to hang out in the air -it is perfectly natural. But avoid disturbing them unless you really need to.
    As some say - "grow the roots" - the rest will follow !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    As some say - "grow the roots" - the rest will follow !
    I like that. Thank you.

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