REPOTTING: Basic Rules Everyone Should Follow

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Do it at least once every two years, although there can be exceptions; both heavy watering and fertilizing can shorten this period; sympodials can be done either when root growth begins in spring at the base of the new pseudobulbs or just after flowering, especially for those that persist in flowering through the normal spring potting months for monopodials such as vandas, any time they are in active growth F80-124
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