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By PlantMom84
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Hello!!
Got a quick question for you beautiful people. I just got an orchid yesterday from Kroger. It looks fine but it doesn't look like there is much air circulation in the container it's in. Should I repot or wait a little bit? It's a pot within a pot. There’s only like 3 holes and they're on the bottom. TIA

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By wcrosman
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Without a picture its difficult to tell.

Typically if its in bloom then I say leave it until its done blooming. If not, the potting sounds suspicious and I would repot.
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By wcrosman
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I would definitely repot it if it were mine. Looks to me like it has just a starter plug for media. I am assuming its a phal or similar. If so orchid bark, perlite, and leca mix. I don’t use any moss after finding it left things too moist and amost killed one of mine.

Use a bigger better pot too.
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By PlantMom84
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The soil has a spongey texture to it. The weather is nice here today so will replant today

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PlantMom84 wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 5:28 pm Does it matter if the orchid is in full bloom?
wcrosman wrote: Typically if its in bloom then I say leave it until its done blooming. [ /quote]
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If you don't repot immediately, you can tweeze out some of the spongy medium to get more root in contact with the air.
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PlantMom84 wrote: Sun Mar 17, 2024 5:27 pm The soil has a spongey texture to it.
Thats the starter plug I was referring to. Not good at all long term.

Could try evenwind’s suggestion!

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