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Oct 6, 2017 9:50 AM CST
|I don't remember where I saw where someone had posted a link on how to remove a Vanda from a wooden basket.........saying they looked nice and neat in them but was better for the plant to be "outta there". I didn't save or even go look at the link..........dumb me. |
If anyone can give me a few hints on how to go about it before I start hacking and do irrepairable damage, I'd be grateful. As would the Vanda.
Oct 6, 2017 10:15 AM CST
|Anna, I'm no Vanda expert...but I think you are supposed to stop messing with their roots in July or August. Check with Motes, or the AOS culture sheet if no one else chimes in.|
Oct 6, 2017 10:43 AM CST
|Ok. I just saw that "link" in the last week............stupid me for not checking it out. "Oh, I'll remember where that is............." Yeah, right...................|
Oct 6, 2017 11:39 AM CST
|I printed out the AOS culture sheet for Vandas..........doesn't tell how to get it out of the wooden slat basket. Maybe I should just leave it alone.|
Oct 6, 2017 12:25 PM CST
|If one of my Vandas in a slatted basket outgrew its basket, I would simply soak the plant well to make the roots pliable and pop the whole thing into a larger basket. That basket is simply an anchor for the plant anyway and I see nothing wrong with long roots hanging down. I could imagine a lot of damage trying to losen the roots from the wood. |
But that's just me.....
Oct 6, 2017 12:39 PM CST
|From what I read (wherever it was...........LOL) I thought the whole idea of taking it OUT of the wooden slat basket was so the roots could "hang". I guess I will leave it alone. It seems happy the way it is, and it currently blooming.|
It has roots twining around the slats and some just out in the "air" doing their thing. All is well. Sometimes I read enough to be dangerous...........I guess that is one of those times.
Oct 6, 2017 1:14 PM CST
|Anna, looking at an established good size Vanda, the roots do hang freely down from those slatted baskets, usually.|