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Old 05-15-2020, 06:06 PM
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Roberta, do you recall where you got your deep/narrow pots? The only other thing I found was a "cabo flair" terra cotta at home depot.
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I got mine from a friend who got wholesale quantities and sold them at orchid clubs. No idea where she got them, but probably a source that supplies bonsai shops.
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Got it. I found a bunch more changing search to just "cybidium" pot.
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Nearly all attempts to fit the the den into the D18 pot were thwarted by the roots, which eventually yielded and proclaimed me the victor to my skills. Or maybe it was because I accidentally broke off half the roots

The phal was uneventful. Very healthy, clean roots.

By the way, stepping on perlite is very satisfying. Breathing in perlite dust is not. Hearing roots crack is heartbreaking.

After wrapping everything up, I noticed I have a glazed ceramic pot that looks like the cymbidium style pot into which I already put some dichenbachia cuttings a couple months ago... Should I move it, or just stick with it for now that I've inadvertently root pruned?!

On the plus side, I now have two dendrobiums after one of the older canes with growth at the branching and many air roots snapped off.

I'll be happy if one of these survives

To those that have more than one orchid (I can't imagine having over 400) I commend you for the annual repottings, not easy!! I appreciate all the help, and hope no other newbies like me have this kind of repotting to do, but just in case, maybe this will have been helpful to them.
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I'd suggest leaving them... good job. I certainly don't pot everything annually... 3-4 years is more like it for most (try to the Paphs and Phrags a little more frequently) And some of the Catts have so outgrown/overgrown their pots, and are doing so well in the air, that they may never get potted, maybe divided by whacking off a front division or two. But mostly, jungle. Things that escape the pots and do as well as, or better than, when they were potted become de facto "mounted"
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Huh, okay, 3-4 years between repottings gives me a little relief, then I am going to explore inorganic medium next, after I use up the orchiata and kiwi barks, that may make it easier in the future!
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Huh, okay, 3-4 years between repottings gives me a little relief, then I am going to explore inorganic medium next, after I use up the orchiata and kiwi barks, that may make it easier in the future!
kvet ----- if humidity is good, orchids can just grow like in the wild - pretty much no intervention required. The dendrobium discolor in the attached pics, had grown out of its pot a long time ago hahaha ...... quite a long time ago, and it just keeps extending out to the side. It has a curtain of roots. I think the humidity in my region is good enough for this orchid to survive by itself. The plant does lead back to the original pot that it was potted in ----- in scoria. This one has never been repotted ----- never manually fertilised. Although, I know insects and things do grow in the pot of scoria, and the roots do touch the ground a bit too.

The leaves on the right hand side of picture are part of the same plant. All the pseudobulbs are actually connected together. The other plant with the thicker roots is an Angraecum eburneum, that is pretty much growing wild too.
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Woah, that's really cool! I'm definitely going to explore inorganic mediums next.
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To wrap this up, I'm probably in the clear with full survival rate Spotted new growth on a dendrobium's exposed root, too!

Thanks to everyone's help!
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To wrap this up, I'm probably in the clear with full survival rate Spotted new growth on a dendrobium's exposed root, too!
The sight of green or white/green is incredibly nice.
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