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 Post subject: Keiki repot
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:02 pm 
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Hi!
I was gifted this orchid keiki, It has a lot of aerial roots, how i repot my new phal?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:10 am 
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Now that is going to be a challenge. Your problem is that the roots are now so long that it would be difficult to fit them into a pot, also roots get used to being under or above ground and tend not to like change.
You could mount it on bark which would require daily spraying, or alternatively place it inside a pot that is too big for it so that it is sitting on the medium and try to encourage more roots. Once more roots have developed you could try potting up as normal but may have to cut back the old roots.

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 Post subject: Re: Keiki repot
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Hi! I will try to encourage roots.
Do I need to cut the spike?
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 Post subject: Re: Keiki repot
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Makiabra wrote:
Hi! I will try to encourage roots.
Do I need to cut the spike


It would do better without the flower but to be honest it won't make that much difference so keep it and enjoy it. Cut the spike when the flower dies.

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