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Is it too soon to repot??

Discussion in 'Issues, Disease and Pests' started by Maggie8869, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Maggie8869

    Maggie8869 New Member

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    Hey there! So my husband bought me my first orchid in January. It has been growing new spikes with huge beautiful blooms.

    The instructions say you’re supposed to wait until the blooms fall off to repot. The original blooms have fallen, but new ones keep coming! Anyway, I notice that some of the roots look rotten to me, the leafs are a lighter green than a lot of the photos I see, and it’s clear that the store was cutting off the air roots as they came up. My question is, should I cut the spikes and repot it, or would that be too stressful on the orchid if I don’t wait and let it do its thing?? I’ve bought bark (which will be a new kind of medium than what it’s in now, I think toghtly packed moss), fertilizer, and a nice, airy or hid specific pot.

    What do you think??
     
  2. Marni

    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That will probably depend on the health of the plant. Can you post some photos of the plant and some showing the medium it is potted in?
     
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    Maggie8869 New Member

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    Here are all of the different parts. The spike with one flower is the original, and it’s got a new spike branching off from a nub. The lower flowers are what’s come up since I’ve had her. 0D58A6EA-699A-4D75-B5C3-3053A6D3CF72.jpeg 16919948-7558-4524-B50D-60A3BC2951AC.jpeg B4EE9E04-C211-4C4B-B463-10AF2B219DB5.jpeg F461849B-99C2-4192-AB13-F7FB03464B98.jpeg BF08D2AE-5B5F-4BF9-AC45-AF671E15B39C.jpeg 24E2751A-DF22-4917-940B-FBC50DC4D37A.jpeg
     
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    Marni Well-Known Member Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Your plant looks healthy and happy. Some of the roots look healthy and some don't. I looks as if the moss it is potted in is starting to decompose. If it were my plant I would be repotting it into fresh moss (or bark if you prefer). It could go into a slightly larger pot, but not a big pot. I would cut off the old, unhealty roots with a sterile tool. I would recommend cutting off at least the oldest spike so the plant won't be putting so much energy into flowers. Only one of the leaves looks light to me. That could be that it is aging, it could be a bit more light than it needs or not enough fertilizer in relation to the amount of light it is getting.
     
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    Thank you! I’ll go ahead and repot her. I think I did give her a little too much sun as the leaf that yellowed had the best exposure to the light source. I moved it a few feet further away from the window.
     
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