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When I talk about wild Cattleya-tribe roots this is what I have in mind. I put this Laelia Finckeniana (L. anceps x L. albida) in a wooden basket. It did OK, but once it escaped, it is growing and blooming much better. I expect flowers December-ish. But clearly, the plant does not want its roots confined even a little bit. The roots clearly are able to get all the water they need from the overhead sprinklers every couple of days (less often in winter)
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That picture evokes in my mind the feeling of the first big stretch when you wake up on the morning. Just freedom and unfurling!!!
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so it was time

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a third spike showed up and finally died and i was getting worried the plant would suffer from the pot


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now, keep in mind, my cym mix is peat, #4 perlite, leca, lava rock and charcoal........where is it all????


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When I repot a beast like that, I just give the root ball a blast from a hose to wash out anything loose and broken down, then drop it into a larger pot. I don't try to take it apart unless I'm dividing it.
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My only cymbidium also seems to absorb its media!! Lol
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ZERO effort was put into ant sort of behavior- i added a ton MORE media around it in a 24" landscaping pot and pot it right front and center in the landscaping!!!


it will get about the same sun, maybe a little bit more. i am so excited. I have a lot of orchids hanging off other plants in my landscape but this is the first that is truly its own feature.


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ZERO effort was put into ant sort of behavior- i added a ton MORE media around it in a 24" landscaping pot and pot it right front and center in the landscaping!!!


it will get about the same sun, maybe a little bit more. i am so excited. I have a lot of orchids hanging off other plants in my landscape but this is the first that is truly its own feature.


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Which one? It sure looks happy!
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this is golden elf- and i should have said, zero effort was put into breaking apart the root mass, i just dropped it in and add more. - i am not articulate tonight


i will take a pic tomorrow when there is good light. she is the jewel of the yard and i expect that this year, it will be all about rooting- large up pot and more sun and more exposure to rain - then....drum roll, i fully expect growth off each point that was growing before (3) and then some.....

if that works. i will be the proverbial pig in $%#&

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oh, also...

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That Cym. Golden Elf puts mine to shame! Now THAT is a warm-growing Cym that is totally in hog heaven!
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