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Old 04-11-2017, 06:41 AM
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I would wait. They are winding down now so holding off not only isn't going to hurt them one bit but it's also better to let them be.


I do all of my ctsm repots just before they break dormancy or just as they are starting to wake up. I think the fresh medium is also a boost for the fast growth about to get started. That and I like to put time release fert in the pots so they have a lot of nutrients to push the coming growth.

I should add...I have been potting mine in straight sphag for a couple/few years now and even with all the watering and heavy fert...the sphag is always fine. Some years I simply put the plant into a larger pot w/out taking off the older sphag and I just back fill w/new sphag and I have never had any root issues. I tend to get a lot of roots that carry over for a few years and I feel that is the reason I get such good growth and blooming from my Ctsm. I've even divided many and most never skip a beat w/the next bloom cycle. I use NZ sphag...the supreme/AAAAA (ie - expensive!) stuff but it's worth the extra cost because it does last a lot longer and I never have root troubles. I just wish the high end sphag helped w/spider mites! It never fails...come late summer/fall when temps are hot and it's dry...I battle those little bastards and they love, love, love my Ctsm. So, yea, you'll be fine holding off - even in sphag.
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