Should I repot this new Psychopsis orchid?
User Name

Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Should I repot this new Psychopsis orchid?
Many perks!



Fauna Top Sites
Old 05-16-2018, 01:00 AM
Wade Coleman Wade Coleman is offline

Join Date: Apr 2018
Zone: 11
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Posts: 38
Should I repot this new Psychopsis orchid? Male
Default Should I repot this new Psychopsis orchid?

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?
Attached Thumbnails
Should I repot this new Psychopsis orchid?-image-jpg  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 09:41 PM
WhiteRabbit's Avatar
WhiteRabbit WhiteRabbit is offline
Super Moderator

Join Date: May 2008
Zone: 9a
Location: Nor Cal
Posts: 26,634

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.

Where ever you go, there you are ...
Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2018, 10:30 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Senior Member
Should I repot this new Psychopsis orchid?

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 1,829
Should I repot this new Psychopsis orchid? Female

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.
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes WaterWitchin liked this post


healthy, iím, plant, signs, stress

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Orchid Vendor's Tricks and Lies Bulbopedilum Beginner Discussion 23 06-16-2017 08:39 AM
Some root rot --- should I repot flowering moth orchid? connellybarnes Potting & Repotting 5 01-16-2017 10:28 AM
Orchid position when i repot en3rmax Beginner Discussion 3 03-03-2010 01:06 PM
Repot a new orchid in bloom? sheiman Beginner Discussion 9 03-02-2010 08:11 PM
Phalaenopsis Sogo Yukidian Orchid Should I repot? Getting worried now... lisbert Beginner Discussion 16 05-14-2008 04:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:18 PM.

© 2007
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.