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Using Orchid Myst

Orchid Myst provides complete care for orchids. It is a simple and convenient way to provide your orchids with humidity and nutrients for abundant and prolonged flowering. Our video gives more information on using
Orchid Myst.

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Repotting a Phalaenopsis 1

Phalaenopsis need repotting every 12-18 months. It is crucial to use an appropriate growing medium and a pot with adequate drainage and aeration. Our video shows you all you need to know for a routine repotting of a Phalaenopsis.

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Repotting Indoor Bonsai

Indoor bonsai are best repotted in the spring every two years. Top pruning can be carried out after repotting. As well as a good quality repotting mix such as Bonsai Focus Repotting Mix, you will need a pair of pruning scissors, a hook, mesh, wire and a container of the appropriate size to accommodate two year’s growth.


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Repotting a Phalaenopsis 2

Phalaenopsis need repotting every 12-18 months. If left for longer they will develop a long stem which needs to be removed when repotting. Our video gives a guide to restoring a neglected Phalaenopsis.

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Potting up a Vanda Orchid

You can grow a Vanda orchid in a vase or bare rooted in a pot, but the easiest way is to grow it in bark. The best time to repot is in the spring after the plant has flowered when the roots are actively growing.  Always choose a pot of an appropriate size with lots of drainage holes.

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Dividing a Cambria orchid

A large Cambria type orchid does not necessarily need splitting but if you want to divide the orchid it needs at least six healthy green pseudobulbs and two new growths. This is so the new plants have at least three pseudobulbs and a growth when repotted.  To repot your plant you can use clear pots or any other pots with good drainage holes.  Cinnamon powder is very handy to use over the cut roots to prevent infection.

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Dividing a Cambria orchid

Potting on a Cymbidium Orchid

Cymbidium orchids are magnificent and need lower temperatures and bright conditions. Repot every two years in the Spring after the plant has flowered. We recommend using a suitable Cymbidium pot with adequate drainage and aeration for repotting.

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Repotting a Cambria Orchid

Cambria orchids need repotting every two years in order to replace the bark that degrades over time and starts to hold too much water.  The best time to repot a Cambria is in the spring after flowering and when the new shoots are about an inch long. 

As well as Orchid Focus Repotting Mix, you will need a pair of pruning scissors and a clear orchid pot of the appropriate size to accommodate two years growth.

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Repotting a Cambria Orchid

Dividing a Paphiopedilum orchid

Paphiopedilum or as they are sometimes called slipper orchids are extraordinary plants.  Repot in the spring when the plants has finished flowering.  Repotting and dividing will give you at least rejuvenated plants to enjoy.

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Repotting a Phalaenopsis 3

Phalaenopsis need repotting every 12-18 months. If left they will develop a long stem and other potential problems. It is crucial to use an appropriate growing medium such as Orchid Focus Repotting mix and a pot with adequate drainage and aeration. If a pot has a dome it is made specifically for orchids.

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Repotting a Dendrobium orchid from coir to bark

Dendrobium type orchids in coir need repotting after they finish flowering.  Bark is a much better growing medium for the home environment.  Coir is a soil like media which holds too much water.  Repotting in bark will make watering easier and encourage growth.

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Repotting a Cambria orchid from coir to bark

Coir holds too much water. The best time to repot the plant is after it has flowered. There are a few things that you will require: Orchid Myst, Orchid Focus Repotting mix , an Orchid pot (select the most suitable size) and pruning scissors.

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Repotting Outdoor Bonsai

Outdoor deciduous bonsai are best repotted every two years or so, in the spring as the buds just emerge from dormancy. Evergreen trees are best repotted a little later from the end of March through to the end of April depending on the weather.

As well as Bonsai Focus Repotting Mix, you will need some horticultural grit, a pair of pruning scissors and a container of the appropriate size to accommodate two years’ growth.

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Dividing a miniature Cymbidium orchid

Miniature Cymbidiums do not necessarily need to be divided but if you want to divide the orchid it needs at least six green healthy pseudobulbs and two new shoots.  The best time to divide is in the spring after flowering when you can see new growth.  Dividing and repotting miniature Cymbidiums will give you at least two new rejuvenated plants to enjoy.

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Repotting a Cymbidium orchid

Orchids will tell you when they need repotting as they push themselves up the plant pot due to the volume of roots at the bottom.  Repot in the spring after flowering and when you can see new growth.  Use Orchid Focus Repotting Mix and an appropriate sized pot.

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We manufacture the highest quality fertilisers available anywhere. We use the purest, most soluble mineral salts, We do not use urea in any of our fertilisers, and they contain all the 14 essential nutrients for healthy, vigorous growth.

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Orchid Focus Repotting Mix

When you repot an orchid it is crucial you use a bark repotting mix such as Orchid Focus Repotting Mix and a clear pot designed for orchids. Never use soil, peat-based compost, bark-based compost or any compost. If a cleat pot has a dome if offers more aeration and it is designed for orchids.

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