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    .Pterostylis curta repotting question

    I just purchased a pot of Pterostylis curta today. The pot has multiple plants in spike. I know that the ideal repotting time is Dec-Jan. The plants appear overcrowded and I was wondering if it would be safe to try and repot them now or at least as soon as flowering is over, or should I wait until they reemerge? I would like to store them in the pot during dormancy.

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    I think you're pretty much guaranteed to lose the spikes if you repot now, so I would definitely wait at least until it finishes flowering if you want to see flowers this season. Otherwise I have no opinion.
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    Bonjour

    here, I'm still waiting for the dormancy for a potting,it is also valid for many tuber orchids.

    have you others terrestrials australian orchids ?

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    Definitely do not repot until the plants go completely dormant. Doing it before their leaves die back all the way can damage them. Also, Pterostylis are commonly grown clustered, and do so in nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff 2 View Post
    Bonjour

    here, I'm still waiting for the dormancy for a potting,it is also valid for many tuber orchids.

    have you others terrestrials australian orchids ?
    No, these are my first. My only others that come close are my native NA bog orchids and I just let them do their own thing out in the bog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Purpoh View Post
    Definitely do not repot until the plants go completely dormant. Doing it before their leaves die back all the way can damage them. Also, Pterostylis are commonly grown clustered, and do so in nature.
    Thank you. I will follow your advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schmiggle View Post
    I think you're pretty much guaranteed to lose the spikes if you repot now, so I would definitely wait at least until it finishes flowering if you want to see flowers this season. Otherwise I have no opinion.
    Thanks for weighing in. I see that you live in Providence. Although I live further south now, I grew up in Cranston.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chibae View Post
    Thanks for weighing in. I see that you live in Providence. Although I live further south now, I grew up in Cranston.
    Go figure! I'm actually from Boston, but I'm going to college here. I have not yet spent much time in Cranston, but I did get a pizza for essentially a dollar there
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