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Old 05-22-2018, 12:19 PM
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Zygo hybrid

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Now that what I believe to be a zygo hybrid flowers are past there prime. What now? Do I repot? Do I cut the flower stalk back if so where do I cut it to? Whatís next for my orchid? I have 3 phals they are all doing great. Iíve repotted all 3. My new zygo hybrid has me somewhat intimated... thank you I appreciate any advise you could send my way. Thank you.....B
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Old 05-23-2018, 12:49 AM
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I would repot in the next month or so. That potting mix looks a bit mucky to me.

I would repot into fir bark but the pot size should be ok to keep it in for now.

Cut the flower spike back to the base of the spike itself being careful not to cut the bulbs or the leaves. I would give it a few days after repotting and then fertilise regularly to get the most growth you can over your summer.

There may be clips on YouTube demonstrating how to rep one of these (they are similar to Cymbidiums).

Good luck with it.
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:55 PM
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Thank you bolero I appreciate your knowledge and value your time. Iím going to take your advice. I too think the potting medium looks ďmuckyĒ to me as well. You think the pot itís in is sufficient? I know that the roots are fragile compared to my phals and can be easily damaged. I have miracle grow orchid medium for my phals will that work or should I get something different? Thanks again....B


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Not Bolero, but If you are using MiracleGro, I suggest you sieve it to remove the fine particles before potting. MiracleGro is notorious for having small bits mixed in with the medium, which can smother the roots. The larger bits don't last very well either. A better-quality bark product will help your plants; Orchiata is excellent in my experience, long-lasting and consistent sizes.
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Old 05-27-2018, 02:16 PM
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Thank youIím sorry I got your user name wrong. I will write down the name of the medium name you sent me. Thanks again....B


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