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I bought this Coelogyne fimbriata at the weekend.

I've done a bit of reading up and am now wondering about repotting it.

I was thinking about a wide but shallow'ish terracotta pot with some sphagnum moss on top for it to spread out into. Good plan or bad plan? Any other ideas / suggestions?


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Too much spaghnum might stay too wet for it, but a bit on top won't do any harm, they do well in just plain bark. Fimbriata is a very tough plant and can be allowed to get dry for fairly long periods. More likely to do it harm if its kept too wet. They thrive on neglect.



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Not one I have in my collection, so can't really comment much but I have found this link to be useful in the past, it may be useful to you too.
http://coelogynes.com/index.html



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I have several species in this group of coelogynes they never stay in there pots, I normally just stake mine and tie it in as it grows. If you can get hold of half depth pots like a pan pot and grow it in that, it would fair better as it has a wide area for the growth.
Like silvershaded said don't keep it to wet I water mine once a week when it is in growth and then maybe once a month when it's not in gorwth and grow in pure bark medium grade.



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Thanks all. I repotted today in a wide terracotta pot (for bulbs I think) - just used bark but put a thin layer of sphagnum moss on the surface. Hopefully the roots that were dangling in mid air will find their way in. Should keep it happy for while anyway.


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Here it is. The pot is actually wider than it is tall, but it doesn't look it from this angle.


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Historical point of interest, fimbriata is so tough it was one of (if not the) first orchid to survive the long trip from asia back in the days of sailing ships.



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Well I shall hang my head in shame if I manage to kill this one then. :)


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Well I shall hang my head in shame if I manage to kill this one then. :)


I did kill one once :crazy:



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I grow mine in a slatted basket with a spagnum base to hold in the bark and it has gone mad and is covered in flowers.

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I grow mine in a slatted basket with a spagnum base to hold in the bark and it has gone mad and is covered in flowers.

Sounds lovely.


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