April 27, 2021

By Weegie Caughlan

“We put orchids in pots primarily to keep them from falling over” is a longstanding saying among growers, hobbyist and commercial alike, with each having a slightly different approach to repotting based on the climate in which the orchids are grown and the ultimate end result desired by the grower. Ask ten people how to repot an orchid and you will get twelve different answers. The hobbyist grows for the shear pleasure of growing his or her plants, watching them come into bloom and enjoying their beauty. The following procedure is suggested for the hobbyist grower, who is not under the financial pressures of time as is the commercial grower.