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Old 01-23-2023, 04:42 PM
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Hello! I believe the last time I posted was September, I asked if my orchid was ready to be repot into a bigger pot but some people said not yet. It has grown a lot bigger so I would love somebody else’s opinion! Should I repot it into a slightly bigger pot? I know they kinda like to be root bound, but I just want someone else’s opinion.
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Not yet. If you intend to be an orchid grower you need to learn patience.

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When the new growth starts to climb out of the pot (and you have new roots) then you can consider it. But even then, more likely you can stay with the same size pot by repositioning the plant with the oldest growth against one side (maximizing the space for more new growth)

The reason for keeping pot size down is that you don't want a wet, airless mass in the middle of the pot - which you'll get if you have too much medium for the size of the roots. Dendrobiums tend to have a fairly small "footprint".

If you find that it is top-heavy and wants to fall over, you can drop the whole thing (pot and all) into a suitably-sized terracotta pot to provide extra weight without increasing the footprint.
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When the new growth starts to climb out of the pot (and you have new roots) then you can consider it. But even then, more likely you can stay with the same size pot by repositioning the plant with the oldest growth against one side (maximizing the space for more new growth)

The reason for keeping pot size down is that you don't want a wet, airless mass in the middle of the pot - which you'll get if you have too much medium for the size of the roots. Dendrobiums tend to have a fairly small "footprint".

If you find that it is top-heavy and wants to fall over, you can drop the whole thing (pot and all) into a suitably-sized terracotta pot to provide extra weight without increasing the footprint.
Thank you so much !
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