rm_wbly35 48F
290 posts
8/8/2006 10:49 am

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8/8/2006 1:05 pm


I like plants (trees especially) and have a pretty good green thumb about many plants as even my office can attest to. But I have an orchid that I'm afraid of (hee hee) I was told by a friend when it's no longer blooming that I should repot it... Well it's time to repot. I've done some research on line, but I still really don't even know what media it should be replanted in. And you have to sterilize your tools... heavens! for everything else that I plant or replant I just pick them up and put a bit more dirt in the pot with the plant and presto it's replanted, and usually it's happy! But orchids... YIKES

rm_GenuineTaste 52F
261 posts
8/8/2006 11:12 am

I like plants too. Although I havn't tended to any in some years. I had to move half across the World once. I had to part with some very dear plants. I told myself I wouldn't go all out like that again, until I owned my own house. As for orchids. Kinda sounds like Ferns. A little hard to care for. Why not try just doing things as you've been doing. You may just find out your green thumb is greenier than you thought. Or simply just take the time to do as your research stated. Clean the tools, be gentle etc.

Good luck. Hope all goes well.

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buddhamike 107M
7006 posts
8/8/2006 11:15 am

Orchids are known to be touchy, and you should probably try to identify exactly what you have. I think some take years to bloom if repotted.

iluvjbsinaz 56M

8/8/2006 11:18 am

"sterilize your tools"

Sorry, that phrase jumped out at me and all kinds of scenarios popped into my head! "sterilize your tools" - hmmmm, scalding, hot water combined with alcohol and the "tools" would be sterilized, as well as any surrounding reproductive capabilities!

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