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Brev 12-27-2018 05:05 AM

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Originally Posted by isurus79 (Post 888707)
Wow, that's a lot of roots!

And I have no idea as to how I should repot this one. Many people suggest me to do it anyway, but I still don't have the courage to take action:(

isurus79 12-27-2018 08:49 AM

Just put it in a larger pot and donít take it out the current pot, unless the media is at risk of breaking down within the next few years.

Brev 12-28-2018 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by isurus79 (Post 888759)
Just put it in a larger pot and donít take it out the current pot, unless the media is at risk of breaking down within the next few years.

Let ne find a bigger pot then :D

DirtyCoconuts 11-20-2019 11:40 AM

resurrecting this thread...because....well because roots are awesome!

this Myr/Schom humboltii is a root monster

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...b92be67_4k.jpgPlants, yo by J Solo, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...5faee84_4k.jpgPlants, yo by J Solo, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...ef5ddb0_4k.jpgPlants, yo by J Solo, on Flickr

DirtyCoconuts 11-27-2019 12:37 PM

I wanted to share what i found when i repotted this ZygoÖ.can anyone guess what shape the old pot was?? :) LOL


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9d55c20_4k.jpgRose of the desert by J Solo, on Flickr

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...4297ddb_4k.jpgRose of the desert by J Solo, on Flickr

Fairorchids 11-28-2019 09:39 AM

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I have photos to share. Since my rented greenhouse is a 45 min drive from my house, I use a variety of potting media to suit my watering schedule (once a week in winter, twice a week in summer).

The first is an Aerides odorata growing in an 8" octagonal Vanda basket filled with spaghnum & bark (about 3:1).

The 2nd is a Paph that was in a plastic pot, filled with same mix.

Message: As long as you don't over-water, spaghnum remains an excellent medium for most orchids. I also use it for all Cattleyas in 2" & 3" pots, then they graduate into a bark/charcoal/perlite mix.

DirtyCoconuts 12-09-2019 03:06 PM

i find tolumnia to be very cool little orchids- i have one, this one, that is mounted on a piece of Grapewood and hung from the eave of my porch, like in nature, it gets soaked when it rains and it gets a ton of light and wind...right now there are only about 10 leaves as it has been dry here but last night i took a look and it is busy busy busy.

based on my past experience it will double in size this year and bloom a lot.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...9f50ceb_4k.jpgTiny tree frog by J Solo, on Flickr

WaterWitchin 12-09-2019 04:04 PM

Tolumnia is my very favorite orchid.

papayj 12-15-2019 05:38 AM

my Gur. bowringiana
 
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The latest bulb of my Gur. bowringiana is now developing tons of root. Looks like a spiky monster or something.

isurus79 12-15-2019 09:16 PM

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Originally Posted by papayj (Post 907031)
http://www.orchidboard.com/community...1&d=1576406247

The latest bulb of my Gur. bowringiana is now developing tons of root. Looks like a spiky monster or something.

Holy crap!! Thatís awesome!


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