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Old 07-15-2019, 11:44 AM
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Repotting Colmanara Masai Female
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I am wondering when I should repot my Colmanara Masai. When I received it in Oct. 2017 it had 3 pseudobulbs and was in bloom. Since that time I have repotted it several times, the last time being in Jan. 2019. The original pseudobulbs are shriveling now and one is turning yellow and has lost all its leaves. Meanwhile, I have lots of new growth with what appear to be the beginnings of at least two new pseudobulbs. Should I repot it now to remove the old pseudobulbs and before any further growth of new ones?
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Old 07-15-2019, 01:55 PM
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If there is still room in the pot for new growth, leave it. It's normal for an orchid to shed leaves on its old pseudobulbs, those are "reserves". There is no good reason to remove them or repot if the medium is good (6 months is not enough time for it to deteriorate) and there is growing room. 2 years is a more reasonable potting interval for most plants.
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