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should these new phals be repotted?

Posted by philpet none (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 17, 13 at 16:41

Hi all so I got a few new phals. They came in clear plastic pot, I added the holes for more air their root systems look really healthy when I bought them they were dry and the roots were silvery so I watered and all the roots turn green. My concern is that they are in moss with stones at the bottom so I am afraid of them rotting. Should I repot them to bark mix or wait until after they bloom but carefully watch my watering. They have a few open flowers but lots of buds some even have two spikes. I will post a pic of their flowers and foilage below. Velleta


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RE: should these new phals be repotted?

So this is what their blooms and foilage looks like. It also looks as if this is the first time they are blooming. VELLETA.


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RE: should these new phals be repotted?

Hi Velleta,

Your new phals are gorgeous! I'm no expert but maybe you should hold off with the repotting until the orchids are finished blooming.You can decrease watering since they are potted in sphagnum and monitor the roots through the clear plastic pots and do the heft test to see if they really need watering.Did you drill the holes with a drill?

Allymarie


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RE: should these new phals be repotted?

Thanks Allymarie :). To put the holes in I heated a screwdriver on my stove and carefully put the holes where there was no roots and I really love that they came in clear pots too so I can see when the roots go bk to being silvery before watering. That is what I though to wait until after blooming. But I wanted to be sure so I ask my family here. Thanks again VELLETA.


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RE: should these new phals be repotted?

Thanks for trick on drilling holes. And me too, want to say that your phals are very beautiful and I like the mixture of many colors.

Tanie


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RE: should these new phals be repotted?

Thank you Velleta.Again your orchids are beautiful, enjoy their beauty.

Allymarie


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RE: should these new phals be repotted?

Thank you Tanie, and your both welcome. Velleta


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