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Old 01-14-2020, 12:23 AM
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It's fine. Wipe off the leaves and water it well.
embarrassing!
done and done.

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Old 01-14-2020, 08:01 PM
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is this in deep enough?
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Tedro - I am new to orchids too. Enjoyed your first? repotting! I also use Repot.Me orchid mix and my orchids are doing great. Here is my concern: I soak the bark mix for a couple of hours in warm water to hydrate it before repotting. You did not do this. Not sure if it is necessary, but somewhere I read that it was a good thing to do. Any comments from the experts?
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:16 PM
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Tedro - I am new to orchids too. Enjoyed your first? repotting! I also use Repot.Me orchid mix and my orchids are doing great. Here is my concern: I soak the bark mix for a couple of hours in warm water to hydrate it before repotting. You did not do this. Not sure if it is necessary, but somewhere I read that it was a good thing to do. Any comments from the experts?
Thanks realoldbeachbum! I saw a video where a guy did that, too. I asked *somewhere in here! and someone said either not to or not necessary, so I didnít.

I was a beach bum! Va. Beach!

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I did water it completely a while after repotting.

90% of the roots are hidden by the media now.
I wonder how often I should water it?

Mine had two lowest leaves when I got it, one was yellow. I removed it after a few days. A few weeks later it's opposite lowest leaf turned yellow and I removed it.

Everything has been great ever since. I enjoyed the original flowers and one remained, when I got the bonus branch... 20 buds, at least 10 in bloom now.
Meanwhile, 2 smaller leaves are growing way down low (maybe they were there before? I'll check my pictures Orchid 1 - Google Photos
! one kind of in the medium (even still after my repot yesterday).
These remain small and one, both really, one started first, are yellowing (see attached pic).

I read that yellow was too much light; I also read too much water (root rot).

What's happening? What to watch for? What to do?

Since I just repotted, not sure when to water! I did not soak bark... oldbeachbum, if you're reading: soaking first might have an advantage for a beginner (me!) because, hey, I could check the bark dryness to help me know when to water during this crucial time! Idk, I'm just guessing.

seems to be a hearty little guy, I hope he makes it and flourishes!
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Old 01-14-2020, 09:27 PM
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Water thoroughly. Lift the plant and note the weight. Lift every day. When it feels light, water thoroughly again.
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Water thoroughly. Lift the plant and note the weight. Lift every day. When it feels light, water thoroughly again.
Wow, thatís smart! Thanks!

I failed to say: I have never feed it! I have the feed all ready, mixed, ready to go. I was thinking next watering?

YES! I lift my lucky bamboo to tell when itís dry!

It does run right fully out of this pot and medium! I have to experiment feeling the weight!
Thanks, Dollythehun!

ps. oh wow, I just checked it and itís light as a feather. This medium you know is really dry I did not soak it. I watered thoroughly ran it through a couple of times yesterday after I about 24 hours ago I guess, if Iím thinking clearly! probably not
oops, almost you did say if it was light to water it so I should water it now I suppose. kinda scary!

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These 2 bottom leaves will fall off naturally eventually. You will see roots and condition of bark through the pot, silver roots dry bark is a signal to water, also as above mentoned by weight. There is a good thread attached on top on how to check inside with skewers. If leaves are yellowing from tips it is a natural proccess, if yellowing or browning at the base then it is a consern.

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2 pics attached.

Those (pic) are the only (2) roots I can see in the new pot, at this time.
Second pic, when touch that green one on the left, it feels ... ok.

Iím waiting until tomorrow to, of course, recheck
ó absent you guys telling me otherwise.

Thank you, Veksa, thank you all so much.

Fyi, see that clear pot, I thought those vertical lines were vents, they aren't, but you can see the ring of small holes around the circumference in several places; the bottom has nice holes, but strangely not in the center. (This is the inner pot of 2-piece pot I bought, 3 actually, counting the little saucer.
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I think I can see some root in 2nd picture. Orchid pots supposed to have holes around bottom and raised "bump" in the center, additional holes can be made with heated screwdriver or other tools.
Btw, if you turn you inner pot upside down, does it look like this? Meshpot 4 Inches Plastic Clear Orchid Pot With Holes,Flower Pot Planter Orchid Planter Container Prevent Rotting-in Flower Pots & Planters from Home & Garden on AliExpress
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I think I can see some root in 2nd picture. Orchid pots supposed to have holes around bottom and raised "bump" in the center, additional holes can be made with heated screwdriver or other tools.
Btw, if you turn you inner pot upside down, does it look like this? Meshpot 4 Inches Plastic Clear Orchid Pot With Holes,Flower Pot Planter Orchid Planter Container Prevent Rotting-in Flower Pots & Planters from Home & Garden on AliExpress
Hi, Yes, Veksa, thatís sorta like my pot (but I got white outer). So, no ďraised bump,Ē I did see those (raised center bump) in a video AFTER I already bought.
I hope that one I got is good?

Yes, you see a little root.

And! thanks for the HEATED tip! I could have used 2 weeks ago when I had trouble making more holes/slits in the original ďcupĒ pot!

Btw, I may not even use the outer.
Ok, I just watered (through/flush once) and feed (through/flush again). I roll/tilt that pot around a few times to allow any remaining water to escape fully.
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