Re-Potting Your Orchids

 


Article by: Robert Roy

This months topic will take us two newsletters to cover. It is about re-potting. We have been asked by customers, "when should my orchid , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition be re-potted". I will cover this subject by orchid , Decorative Garden Accents genera. In this months newsletter I will cover phalaenopsis, dendrobiums, miltonias and cattleyas. Next month it will be vandas, paphs, and oncidiums.

Phalaenopsis are probably the most common orchid , What Type of Gazebo is Right for You? Top Questions You Need to Ask plants , Five Quick Tips to Get Your Kids Gardening that are sold. Their blooms are large and they can last up to 3-4 months. So when should should you repot phals. These plants , Decorative Garden Accents can go for 2 or 3 years without ever needing to be re-potted. When you notice that there seems to be a tight fit in the container and there is definitely a need to get a larger pot. , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition Clay pots , Easy Pond Algae Control the Ecologically Safe Way are usually better than plastic. , Viburnum Dilatatum 'Cardinal Candy'

Using a bark mixture for phals that are in 5 inch pots , Life's a Beach--A Shore Theme in your Outdoor Space or above is recommended. But for those less than 5 inch pots , What Type of Gazebo is Right for You? Top Questions You Need to Ask use sphagnum moss. The moss distributes the moisture , Think Vintage for Your Garden more evenly. The best time of the year to do this is during either the spring , Choosing The Appropriate Tree For Your Garden or fall. , Testing Your Soil

Dendrobiums are actually part of the phal genera. You can re-pot this orchid plant , Pond Construction once again every 2-3 years. The right time is when the orchid , External vs. Submersible Pumps. Which One Should You Use? cane, (that almost wood , Patio Accessories – Complete The Great Outdoors like structure from which the leaves develop), grow , Decorative Garden Accents out over the edge of the pot. , How to Select the Best Hammock You can use a similar potting material that was used in re-potting phals.

Another point is dividing these plants. , Take the Blossom of Various Types of Flowering Trees This can be done easily when you can have 3 canes per division. Simply divide the plant , Want to Stamp Your Patio? in two. Carefully try to dissect the roots. , Sprucing Up Your Garden With Solar You will find that some do not divide easily and may be cut with a clean razor blade. Now you have two plants , Viburnum Dilatatum 'Cardinal Candy' for the price of one. Once again, the spring , Do You Want to Have Concrete Balls? or fall , Gardening as a Hobby is the time to do this.

Are cattleyas easy to repot is the question that comes to us occasionally. This may sound more complicated than most but it really is easy. When the plant , Using Hydrogen Peroxide in Your Hydroponics Gardening System is starting to grow , Great Gardening Gift Ideas over the pot , Permanently Remove Green Pool Algae it is time to report. Be sure that the new clay pot , Decks For Above Ground Pools: Can Beautify Your Yard As Well is big enough to allow growth for at least 2 years.

Simply pry the cattleya out of the old pot. , Take the Blossom of Various Types of Flowering Trees Be careful to not break a lot of the rots. There will be some broken roots , Outdoor Accessories: Fashion that Goes Beyond Furniture as this is common. It may necessary to use a hammer to break the clay pot. , Abatement and Congregation of Material Just remove the old potting medium and any clay shards. Trim off the dead roots. , Choosing Gardening Tools

When re-potting put the old root , Gardening as a Hobby spread out near the outside , How to Select the Best Hammock edge of the pot. , Green Thumb Gifts: Beyond Gardening Gloves Simple use a medium fir bark as the medium. Place , Choosing Gardening Tools it in the pot , Creating Cutting Gardens to fill in the areas and place , Green Thumb Gifts: Beyond Gardening Gloves the other roots , Patio Accessories – Complete The Great Outdoors near the center of the pot. , Choosing Gardening Tools You will find that some of them don't want to go where you want them and that's fine.

Spring is the best time of the year to repot cattleyas. If dividing the plant , Using Hydrogen Peroxide in Your Hydroponics Gardening System needed you can do it now. Leave 3 -4 pseudobulbs with each division. Carefully separate the roots , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition cutting those that you can't divide.

Miltonias are the next genera that will be re-potted. This is one orchid , Green Thumb Gifts: Beyond Gardening Gloves that needs to be repotted each year. Almost all other orchids , External vs. Submersible Pumps. Which One Should You Use? need this every 2 -3 years. This plant , Favorite Tea Herbs to Grow needs medium that holds the moisture. , Gardening as a Hobby It is composed of mixture of small bark, sphagnum moss and rook wool. In the spring , What Type of Gazebo is Right for You? Top Questions You Need to Ask repot miltonias. You will notice that they seem to be root , Sampler of Rare Fruits for Fun or Profit bound, in fact, they like it.

In next months issue we will cover re-potting paphs, oncidiums, and vandas. Until then, keep those orchids , External vs. Submersible Pumps. Which One Should You Use? blooming.
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