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Questions re Psychopsis Mendenhall Hildos

Discussion in 'Orchid Culture' started by judypots, Oct 12, 2019 at 8:00 PM.

  1. judypots

    judypots Member

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    My plant of this type is in the same smallish pot it was in when I bought it 2 1/2 years ago. Since then, it has grown two new bulbs, two blooming stems and is currently growing a third bulb. I have two questions. First, for how long can I expect the stems to continue to produce flowers? They're on their third flower right now. Second, it seems pretty pot bound to me. When would you repot it, and would repotting it adversely affect the bloom stalks? Thanks for any info.

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  2. Ray

    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    Psychopsis are unique in that they can rebloom from flower spikes indefinitely, so unless they turn completely brown, don't cut them.

    They don't appear to be particularly fond of repotting either, but if you can do so as new roots are emerging, coincident with a new growth, then baby it a bit, it will recover fine.