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REPOTTING IN ORCHITOP IN BARK MIXES

BASICS ABOUT BARK COMPOST

We highly recommend Seramis special compost for orchids as a ready-to-use-mix, it is ideal for use in our Orchitop. When using for terrestric growing Orchids e.g. Lady´s Slipper you can use it out of the box. In all other cases you should sieve it and remove all particles 4mm in diameter and smaller.

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If you prefer to mix your substrate yourself we recommend to use Kiwí Orchid Bark (KOB) and Seramis rugged clay granulate at a volumen ratio 2:1. In our opinion this is the best mix you can offer to your orchids. You get both ingredients in our shop.

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The best time to repot your orchids is between March and June. But even between July and September repotting is possible.

Except of this time slot you can repot your Orchids when the following situation apply:

-orchid is not flowering
-orchid is flowering/growing spikes or buds but already is at it´s new location at your home for 4-6 weeks in Minimum

REQUIRED COMPOST FOR ORCHITOP:

Orchitop S: ca. 0,5 litre   //   Orchitop M: ca. 1,5 litre   //   Orchitop L: ca. 2,5 litre

WE WILL SHOW YOU HERE HOW TO REPOT YOUR ORCHID INTO ORCHITOP

For detailed information please klick at the single steps.

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Remove your orchid carefully from the pot and remove any old substrate by shaking slightly.

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Remove dead roots with sharp scissors.

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Fill about 2 cm of new substrate into the Orchitop and arrange all roots equally in the Orchitop.

If you repot a Vanda please fill half of the Orchitop with orchid mix and put long roots between the poles outside and lay into the coaster.

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Fill in new substrate and knock slightly on the Orchitop to make sure that all roots are in touch with the substrate and that there is no empty space in the Orchitop. Put long roots, which have been put between the poles, into the coaster area so that they get wet when water is filled into the coaster (only epiphytic growing orchids). This is very important for Vanda, because these orchids should only be watered from below.

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Place the orchid back to its original location (no direct sun).

To avoid infections and to make sure that small wounds can close, water after 24 hours. When watering the first time after repotting and the orchid mix was very dry or dusty please water once from above (e.g. in bathtube and flush compost completely) before you switch over to watering from below. Bydoing this the mix gets a basic moisture which is important for the capillarity effect.

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