May 31, 2017
At my garden club meeting this morning we had a guest speaker talk to us about reporting orchids. She started with a normal phaleanopsis orchid in a 5 inch pot. She said to never repot when a flower is in flower. Even if the roots are stretching over the pots edge. When the stem is all remaining cut down the stem to above the lowest bottom notch. Pull the orchids out of the 5 inch pot and bare root the plant. Bare rooting the plant means to strip all the soil from the roots .When all you have is the roots dangling trim the roots of brown tips. Repot from a 5 inch pot into a 6 inch pot. Moisten some peat peralite soil. Place the stripped plant in mixed soil and patiently wait for the orchids to double in growth over the next few months.