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Old 12-29-2006, 02:34 PM
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I was going to repot this phal into s/h over the holidays. It has new root growth which would help it adjust to the new medium. I don't really have a good reason to repot it though because the medium is okay and the plant is healthy. Would you repot it or not?
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Old 12-29-2006, 04:35 PM
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I, personally would NOT repot. I would cut the spikes back to next viable bud and leave it alone. Doesn't look like it has overgrown its pot. What's the condition of the medium? Is it waterlogged?
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Old 12-29-2006, 07:56 PM
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The medium is coconut chips with some perlite. There's some algae in the medium, but it's okay. The keiki on the left could probably be potted, but I think I'll leave it on for now.
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Old 12-29-2006, 08:38 PM
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If it ain't broke, don't fix it. I repot my Phals into S/H when I don't like the media it's currently in, or it got some sort of infestation. Otherwise, I leave it in the current media.
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Old 12-29-2006, 10:28 PM
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Do you have any idea when it was last repotted. Usually it's best to leave them for awhile, unless the media is getting old. Phals like a well aerated situation, they grow on trees afterall.
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Being only slightly biased, I would move it to s/h, and into a pot about twice the diameter of that one.

After that, I would expect the aerial roots to grow into the medium.
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