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Orchid repotting

My Phaleanopsis orchid has got large and heavy it decided to leap onto the floor, breaking the stem of 14 flower heads.  It obviously needs to be in a larger pot, but can I split it in any way,  and is now a good time.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,251

    OH DEAR.image

    NEVER MIND, STICK THE FLOWERS IN A VASE OF WATER. THEY WILL LAST FOR AGES.

    I WOULDN’T TRY TO SPLIT THE PLANT, UNLESS IT IS ALREADY SMASHED TO PIECES. NO, REPOT AS IT IS IT IN A POT WHICH IS NO MORE THAN ABOUT A COUPLE OF CENTIMETRES WIDER AT THE TOP AND SLIGHTLY DEEPER THAN THE OLD ONE.

    BUY SOME ORCHID COMPOST (IT LOOKS LIKE TREE BARK) AND PUT IT IN THE NEW POT. WATER IT OVER A SINK AND LEAVE IT TO DRAIN.

    SHOULD BE OK. THEY ARE TOUGH OLD THINGS REALLY.image

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • BLTBLT Posts: 525

    Alway good to know, I have a few and they do get top heavy so I will be sorting out a couple of mine whenI can find the compost..

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 16,251

    NOT TOO HARD TO BUY BUT RATHER HARD TO FIND IN THE SHOPS BECAUSE IT DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A TYPICAL BAG OF COMPOST.image

    HOMEBASE, WILKOS, B&Q.......

    https://www.homebase.co.uk/westland-orchid-compost-10l_p114325

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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