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Old 10-22-2017, 09:40 AM
bwehr28 bwehr28 is offline

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Repotting a Phal in Spike
Default Repotting a Phal in Spike

Please tell me if I'm crazy, but I've got a Phal in spike that I am itching to repot. It is sending out aerial roots at the level of the spike, and roots have grown through the holes in the bottom of the plastic pot. I've always read it is a big no-no to repot when the plant is in spike because it will take away energy from the flowering. But I feel like the phal is crying for more room. I would appreciate any advice!
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Old 10-22-2017, 10:45 AM
nogreenthumbs nogreenthumbs is offline
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Repotting a Phal in Spike Male

Many folks say to underpot Phals for some reason.

I've repotted a couple of new phals that were in bloom. Neither dropped their blooms and both continued to bloom for several months.

One had 8 or 9 blooms and developed a small branch with 3 more blooms I think that one was in bloom for 5-6 months and I repotted in the first month.

The other had about 21 blooms on several spikes and was in bloom for about 3.5 months. I repotted it after about a week.

I repotted one from the sphag that it was in when I bought it into conventional bark mix. The other was repotted out of sphag into leca and a S/H setup. The one is putting out new roots like mad and is on its second new leaf. The other had a pretty big root system already that seems healthy still and is also on it's second new leaf.

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Old 10-22-2017, 01:58 PM
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Hi! It's always a good idea to read through the posts here. Had you, you would have found this issue at least a billion times.
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Old 10-22-2017, 08:28 PM
Merita Merita is offline
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I believe that this depends on the strength of the hybrid and that the spike is completely open. The times I have transplanted from moss to bark, the spike with buds, loses them, if it is already in flower, nothing happens, greetings.
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