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Old 06-09-2003, 10:32 AM
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hi, I have got a large orchid, a hardy variety that is
commonly sold. (no name available) It has developed
lots of new bulbs over the last 2 years and I am wondering
if I can break the plant apart and re-pot some of the
new bulbs. Bulbs in the centre of the cluster appear
to be dead. can this be done or will it kill the plant?

Barb.



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Old 06-09-2003, 12:02 PM
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Hi Barb,

It sounds like you are referring to Cymbidium Orchids -
they should be repotted in early spring or directly after flowering. Plants
should only be repotted when they have filled the pot with roots or where
the compost has become sour. If the plant is in good condition, select a
pot large enough to allow for two years growth. It is often advisable to
split plants into divisions of two bulbs with leaves. Do not use too large
a pot for these divisions.

You can increase your stock by removing the leafless pseudobulbs and potting
them individually in small pots, which have been placed in a warm shaded
position in the greenhouse. Alternatively, the pot and the bulb could be
placed in a polyethylene bag which should then be sealed and hung up in the
greenhouse. After a few weeks, new growths will develop on most of the
bulbs. The Polyethylene bag can then be removed and the plants grown as
normal.

Jan

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hi, I have got a large orchid, a hardy variety that is
commonly sold. (no name available) It has developed
lots of new bulbs over the last 2 years and I am wondering
if I can break the plant apart and re-pot some of the
new bulbs. Bulbs in the centre of the cluster appear
to be dead. can this be done or will it kill the plant?

Barb.




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Old 09-09-2003, 09:02 AM
alwynne mackie
 
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And it is important to use proper course orchid mix.
Thanks for the plastic bag tip for the back bulbs, Jan
Cheers,
Alwynne

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Hi Barb,

It sounds like you are referring to Cymbidium Orchids -
they should be repotted in early spring or directly after flowering.

Plants
should only be repotted when they have filled the pot with roots or where
the compost has become sour. If the plant is in good condition, select a
pot large enough to allow for two years growth. It is often advisable to
split plants into divisions of two bulbs with leaves. Do not use too

large
a pot for these divisions.

You can increase your stock by removing the leafless pseudobulbs and

potting
them individually in small pots, which have been placed in a warm shaded
position in the greenhouse. Alternatively, the pot and the bulb could be
placed in a polyethylene bag which should then be sealed and hung up in

the
greenhouse. After a few weeks, new growths will develop on most of the
bulbs. The Polyethylene bag can then be removed and the plants grown as
normal.

Jan

"freebird" wrote in message
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hi, I have got a large orchid, a hardy variety that is
commonly sold. (no name available) It has developed
lots of new bulbs over the last 2 years and I am wondering
if I can break the plant apart and re-pot some of the
new bulbs. Bulbs in the centre of the cluster appear
to be dead. can this be done or will it kill the plant?

Barb.








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