Experts explain how to transplant orchids correctly: a step-by-step guide

Anastasia Kryshchuk

Experts explain how to transplant orchids correctly: a step-by-step guide

Orchids are extremely popular indoor plants. However, these flowers are known for their finicky nature.

Experts have explained how to transplant an orchid correctly without harming the plant. To do this, you will need a pot that is only slightly larger than the current one, as suggested by Express.co.uk.

It's also worth preparing the soil - a mixture with good drainage properties, such as bark, sphagnum moss, perlite, or a specialized orchid mix. In addition, you will need pruning shears and gloves.

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Avoid repotting when the orchid is in bloom. Carefully remove the orchid from the pot. You can do this by gently tilting the pot and pulling out the plant.

If the plant is stuck, you may need to use a clean tool to help extract it. Proceed with caution to avoid damaging the roots.

Inspect the orchid's roots. Trim any dead, rotten, or damaged roots with clean, sharp pruning shears. Healthy roots should be firm, green, or silvery white.

Place a layer of fresh soil in the bottom of the new pot. Position the orchid on top and carefully fill the space around it with soil.

If the orchid is too heavy, you may need stakes or clips to secure it. Water the repotted orchid thoroughly, allowing excess water to drain from the bottom.

After repotting, refrain from fertilizing for a few weeks to allow the orchid to acclimate. Then, resume your regular fertilization schedule.

Keep in mind that most houseplants are relatively safe, but some can be toxic to children and animals. Leaves, sap, or bulbs may contain toxins.

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