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Old 12-27-2018, 06:05 AM
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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
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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.
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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
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resurrecting this thread...because....well because roots are awesome!

this Myr/Schom humboltii is a root monster

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


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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.
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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.

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Tolumnia is my very favorite orchid.
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