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Absorption Rate: .077 ounces per cubic inch
Evaporation Rate: 53.24% over 24 hours. 81.8% over 48 hours.
Bulk Density: .273 ounces per cubic inch
Particle Size: ¼ Inch
Minimum Size: 1/8th
Maximum Size: 3/8ths
The soil mixes absorb a good volume of water and release more than half it over 24 hours. More than 80 percent of the water is released over 48 hours. This helps prevent wet feet and optimizes the wet / dry root cycle.
This phal, along with 2 others seem to be doing well in the medium. My question is should I repot using a medium specifically for orchids?
Second question: is it okay to repot an orchid while it's growing a new spike? It's not root-bound. I repotted it in late October of last year, so would it be best just to leave it alone? I have a second orchid growing in the same medium that is also producing a new spike. It's in a bigger clear pot, seems to be doing well - leaves are a bright green, spike is growing. But I can't see the roots through the medium so I'm erring on the side of watering less often (every 8-9 days). But going by the evaporation rate of the medium, maybe I should be watering more often? I repotted this one about a month ago in the same medium but in a bigger clear pot.
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