Preplanning a repot of my catesetum
Login
User Name
Password   


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

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Preplanning a repot of my catesetum
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 08-31-2021, 04:41 PM
reverseboB reverseboB is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 12
Preplanning a repot of my catesetum
Default Preplanning a repot of my catesetum

I'm wondering if I should repot this catesetum next spring. This is year 2 in this pot. I forgot the name of this type of planting but it is inorganic at the bottom, bark in the middle and topped with sphagum. I ask because I have room in the pot but I also have roots pointing straight up from the media like cyprus knees. Second question is if I repot can I split it between the two larger non leafing pseudobulbs?
Attached Thumbnails
Preplanning a repot of my catesetum-20210828_174524-jpg   Preplanning a repot of my catesetum-20210828_174423-jpg   Preplanning a repot of my catesetum-20210828_174415-jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-31-2021, 05:06 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 8,092
Preplanning a repot of my catesetum Female
Default

PET method? Search the Catasetum forum for videos from isurus79. I'd consider it an excellent candidate for repotting... personaly I'd be reluctant to divide, would rather grow a larger plant. Others may have other thoughts on the subject.
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids (Visit my back yard)

See what orchid species are blooming in Southern California(New page for November 2021)
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes DeaC, SADE2020 liked this post
  #3  
Old 08-31-2021, 07:58 PM
Dusty Ol' Man Dusty Ol' Man is offline
Senior Member
Preplanning a repot of my catesetum
 

Join Date: Oct 2020
Zone: 10a
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Age: 67
Posts: 615
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roberta View Post
PET method? Search the Catasetum forum for videos from isurus79. I'd consider it an excellent candidate for repotting... personaly I'd be reluctant to divide, would rather grow a larger plant. Others may have other thoughts on the subject.
To the OP: isurus79 has posted a video on precisely this subject recently. Here is the link. https://youtu.be/yxHSGIjhea0
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-01-2021, 07:55 PM
reverseboB reverseboB is offline
Jr. Member
 

Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 12
Preplanning a repot of my catesetum
Default

Thank you both. It is the PET method and I was looking for that video, it is why I used this method in the first place but I wasn't able to find it again. I will watch again, probably several times, and expect to repot this dude in February
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-02-2021, 02:59 AM
camille1585's Avatar
camille1585 camille1585 is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: middle of the Netherlands
Posts: 13,234
Default

The roots coming straight up out of the pot aren't a sign that the plant needs repotting, but normal behavior for many plants out of this group. I think I had read that they make these hairs as a way to catch debris between them, and the decaying organic matter is a source of nutrients.
__________________
Camille

Completely orchid obsessed and loving every minute of it....

My Orchid Photos
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-02-2021, 10:10 AM
Clawhammer Clawhammer is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 668
Preplanning a repot of my catesetum
Default

The plant looks well positioned to be in that pot for another year. Nice growing!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-02-2021, 11:05 AM
WaterWitchin's Avatar
WaterWitchin WaterWitchin is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Feb 2011
Zone: 6a
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,031
Default

Question: So these Ctsm grow in such a soppy wet environment anyway. What are the signs that it "needs" a repot, rather than time in the same pot? Maybe waiting until dormant, then pull it out just to look?
__________________
Caveat: Everything suggested is based on my environment and culture. Please adjust accordingly.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-02-2021, 11:27 AM
camille1585's Avatar
camille1585 camille1585 is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: middle of the Netherlands
Posts: 13,234
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by WaterWitchin View Post
Question: So these Ctsm grow in such a soppy wet environment anyway. What are the signs that it "needs" a repot, rather than time in the same pot? Maybe waiting until dormant, then pull it out just to look?
I'm curious to know as well... I repotted mine into a larger pot just before the current growing season, mainly because last year's bulb was at the edge of the pot and it seemed likely that this year's growth would be squeezed between the mother bulb and the rim of the clay pot. And it was also ridiculously top heavy, to the point that I had to set it in a heavy decorative pot.
__________________
Camille

Completely orchid obsessed and loving every minute of it....

My Orchid Photos
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-02-2021, 12:22 PM
Roberta's Avatar
Roberta Roberta is offline
Super Moderator
 

Join Date: Jun 2008
Zone: 10a
Location: Coastal southern California, USA
Posts: 8,092
Preplanning a repot of my catesetum Female
Default

When it doesn't fit in the pot, it needs that repot. Other than that, after a couple of years it probably needs new medium. When I repot, I don't worry about removing old medium. I use sphag for the smaller ones, and when it's dry it is impossible to remove anyway. After it goes dormant, this year's roots are still good, last year's are marginal but aren't hurting anything to leave unless they are taking up too much space, then could be trimmed. The new roots with the new growth are the best, of course. Neat thing about this group... any "insults" (leaf damage, etc) are lost each year, they invent themselves anew.
__________________
"Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence" Carl Sagan

Roberta's Orchids (Visit my back yard)

See what orchid species are blooming in Southern California(New page for November 2021)
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 2 Likes
Likes Clawhammer, WaterWitchin liked this post
  #10  
Old 09-02-2021, 01:02 PM
camille1585's Avatar
camille1585 camille1585 is offline
Administrator
 

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: middle of the Netherlands
Posts: 13,234
Default

Is it wrong then to unpot it every year just to change the medium? I fill the bottom third of the pot with composted horse manure, which is thoroughly depleted and broken down after one year of growth.
__________________
Camille

Completely orchid obsessed and loving every minute of it....

My Orchid Photos
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes WaterWitchin liked this post
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
catesetum, media, pot, repot, straight


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
Maxillaria Tenuiflora x Variabilis should I repot or leave it? Orchid-Obsessed Maxillaria Alliance 9 08-22-2020 03:22 AM
Should I repot or not repot these cattleyas at this time BrassavolaStars Beginner Discussion 7 10-22-2019 03:27 AM
My first catesetum repot or not? Rothrock42 Catasetum and Stanhopea Alliance 10 09-06-2016 12:54 PM
Damaged Psychopsis (Mendenhall 'Hildos'- Repot Question BAK15 Beginner Discussion 4 05-17-2015 10:08 PM
To repot or not to repot gerneveyn Beginner Discussion 6 12-29-2006 11:38 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:48 AM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.