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Repotting Flower

Posted by sunburned 6 (My Page) on
Fri, Dec 28, 12 at 19:49

I have never had orchid before but my daughter gave one to me during a ilness and its growing out of its pot. It is in a pot aproximately 5 inches wide and the same tall. I have read not to plant in much larger pot because it will spend energy filling it up with roots.

I'm looking online for pots and the dirt. Any advice? Why do they sell the fertilizer in such quantities that I could feed a walmart full of them?

Can you make a fertilizer? I will anxiously await your advice.

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RE: Repotting Flower

This is the conversations page... I only look here to see if there is a spark of life. You will get much more response if you post your question over on Orchid Discussions.
I think you have a Phalaenopsis Orchid and its growing out of its pot is a good sign. The reason not to put it into a larger pot is more to do with possible overwatering than filling the pot with roots.
You do not need special orchid fertiliser, orchids are plants so whatever you use on your indoor/outdoor plants might suffice...
Anyway, repost over on discussions, maybe the answers to some of your questions are there in the current or past threads, also google Phalaenopsis and look at the images to see if i have guessed right re. the type of your orchid.

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