I bought this plant from Waldor Orchids (New Jersey company) at Redland show, labelled as Lc. C.G. Roebling 'beachview' coerula (C. Gaskelliana x L.Purpurata). Huge plant from my standard and seller said needs repotting. Flowers are gone by now. It was in5-6 inch plastic pot and plant was crawling out of pot in couple of places.. It took lot of effeort to take the plant out of pot,ultimately had to cut off the pot .Roots were very tightly wound up around media. I took off what I could without damaging roots and repotted in 8 inch clay pot for orchids .
1.Any problem if I transfer from plastic to clay pot?
2.Do you have to take all the previous media out? It did not look unhealthy or rotten and roots were too tightly wound up. Only way to remove old stuff was to force the roots open.....I did not force them.
3. Should I treat it as Cattleya or different?