My moth orchid isn't thriving. Can you help?

My moth orchid sits in 4-inch clear plastic pot with only one drainage hole in the bottom in the same sphagnum moss medium for more than 2 years now and the roots don't look good. It is in bloom at the moment with 7 opened flowers and 2 buds. I think that in order to save her I need to repot. But do I have time (2 - 3 months?) to wait when the blooming is over or should I repot immediately?


You can wait to repot once your orchid flower fades. Cut the flowering stem back as close to where it originates with a clean cutting tool, but be careful to not injure leaves. Repotting instructions can be found here.

Complete information on caring for your moth orchid can be found in our Phalaenopsis (moth orchid) Guide.

You can find more of our guides for orchid care here.

Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service


  • Last Updated Jan 06, 2023
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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