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Old 05-27-2012, 12:55 PM
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Questions about After-repotting care.

So I am planning to re-pot my two phals after the blooms have fallen, and I have a few questions to ask.

1. Should I withhold on fertilizing? If so, for how long?
2. Should I move the newly potted phals to a lower light area? If so, for how long?
3. Should I keep the plant in a higher temp range or a lower temp range? I heard higher promotes new growth, but not sure if its the right thing to do when a phal has just been repotted.
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I have heard that fertilizing should be withheld until you see signs of new growth, but personally, I feed very dilutely at every watering, so I don't stop.

The idea behind moving a plant to shadier, warmer conditions is as follows: plant metabolism is directly connected to temperature; higher=faster (up to a point, of course). Keeping the plant warmer accelerates its growth rate, while keeping it shadier is supposed to shift those energies from foliage to roots.
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I would with hold any fertilizing for a couple of cycles. Personally, I put the plants back in the environment from which they came. They are use to that &, if doing well there, should do equally well back there again.
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Well, I will not be fertilizing until I see new growth happening. Anything else I should know about? (Aside from the temp and shade)
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So I am planning to re-pot my two phals after the blooms have fallen, and I have a few questions to ask.
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Hi I only re-pot when I see new root growth or mostly spring summer.
This way the plant should kick away quiet qucikly in the new potting mix

1. Should I withhold on fertilizing? If so, for how long?

If it is re-potted in the growing season I fertilize all mine straight away, they need to be kept growing.

2. Should I move the newly potted phals to a lower light area? If so, for how long?
I put them back where they came from, that is where they have enjoyed growing so well, plenty of warmth needed at re-potting time.
I place my labels in the back of the pot so when I re-pot the leaves will stay facing the same way.
This keep the plants orientation the same way

3. Should I keep the plant in a higher temp range or a lower temp range? I heard higher promotes new growth, but not sure if its the right thing to do when a phal has just been repotted.
Warmer conditions will suit it much better, promote new root growth followed by new leaf growth.
This is how I treat all my Pahalaenops and then they reward me with lots of flowers next season
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