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Old 27-02-2003, 03:53 AM
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Default B. Nodosa: to repot or not?

I have a specimen size nodosa which was in a 4" basket 10 years ago, you can
not see the basket now. The plant is between 18 and 20" across. I water
and fertilize it regularly. I find that growing orchids is individualized,
I listen to everyone who has something to offer then go somewhere in-between
or experiment around to see what works for me.
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Last summer I bought a Brassavola Nodosa in a very small--less than 3"
in diameter--clay pot. The plant now has one flower, and there are more
coming. There is a lot of new growth too. However, the roots have grown
into the clay pot, and when I watered it, the water did not flow
through--it pooled on top and then very slowly drained, which makes me
think that the media has broken down.

I've always heard that orchids should repotted after blooming, but in
this case, that might be some months from now. The plant looks very
healthy in every way, but I'm worried that if I ignore the drainage
problem, I'm courting disaster. Should I repot now?

Thanks for any advice.