Transplanting Indoor Orchids - Knowledgebase Question

millbrae, Ca
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Question by drmagsaysay
July 21, 2010
How soon do I have to replant various orchids (except cym)that I just bought from the nursery/stores? Are they really necessary to be replanted? On my old plants, do I have to buried the air roots that grew when replanting? A friend just keeps her plants for years on same pots and develop lots of air roots and flower beautifully. Bewildered! Thank you.

Answer from NGA
July 21, 2010
Orchids bloom best when they are rootbound so don't be in a hurry to repot yours. Usually once every 4 years is about as often as orchids need to be repotted. Leave the air roots alone. Don't bury them - they add character to the plant. I'd follow your friend's lead - keep them in the same pots for years and allow the aerial roots to roam as they wish. They will bloom beautifully for you!

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