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Old 05-16-2018, 01:00 AM
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I bought a really beautiful Psycopsis about three weeks ago and Iím debating on repotting it. The medium has moss and a few other tiny plants growing on the top, so Iím assuming itís quite old. It also retains a little more moisture than Iíd like it to. The plant, however, looks very nice and healthy with no signs of stress. If I shouldnít repot now, when would be a good time to do so? Should I wait until I see new growth or just go for it now?
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Old 05-17-2018, 09:41 PM
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I haven't grown Psychopsis, so I don't know about them specifically. Some people like to immediately repot any new orchid. I'm more easy going about it all myself. I don't know if Psychopsis may be fussier about when it's repotting than some other types. So, it looks like spring is a good time to repot them ... If you feel like the plant is ok as is for now, until there's new growth coming, I think that's what I would do. BUT - if someone who has experience with this genus says they aren't bothered being repotted whenever, and you'd rather not wait, go for it!

I'm going to add "Psychopsis" to your thread title in hopes some Psy growers can chime in with their opinions.
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Old 05-17-2018, 10:30 PM
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Psychopsis tends to resent having roots disturbed. I think you would be better off leaving it, letting it dry out somewhat. In fact, I have found that the genus tends to like to be on the dry side between waterings. When you see a new growth developing would be a good time to repot. But even then, just shake off what comes off easily and place in new medium, don't try to clean off the stuck-on old medium. You want to disturb those roots as little as possible. When you repot, use good-quality bark with a substantial amount of inorganic (LECA, perlite, pumice, volcanic rock, diatomite, etc) so that you don't have to repot again until it outgrows the pot.
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