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Old 09-12-2013, 02:25 PM
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Tranferring Phal from Moss to Bark

I have a very large phal that I have had for almost 4 years now that I have never repotted. 1. Because I'm scared 2. I've heard of issues with changing their medium.

As well the growth-2 new leaves every year- so the stem is beginning to grow in rainbow shape affecting the leaves growth to be twisted. Advice to re-situate for straight growth would be great!

Any advice on moving a large healthy phal from pure moss to my normal growing medium which contains firbark, charcoal, perlite , and light moss?
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:20 PM
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Nice phal, looks very healthy!! There are a whole bunch of videos on youtube that go into exactly everything from soaking the plant and new medium to trimming bad roots.

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Just make sure the new media is very well soaked before you transition the plant. Just gently tease the roots from its old media, remove any dried roots. Some do not soak the media, but I prefer to soak mine, helps the roots cling on to something moist right away.

Make sure the media does not get too dry before next watering which I prefer to do by dunking the container up to the root zone, then allowing water to drain out, doing this for the first few months. And after each watering, running the ceiling fan, to help with air circulation.

Forgot about the leaf growth..my Phal does the same, always naturally drooping in its growth. I think it likes it that way. Also expect older lower leaves later on to turn yellow and die off, they just do that naturally as well.

Your plant shows good roots..seems a happy one!

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