Repotting Grammatophyllum speciosum

After cutting through the old basket, the orchid is lifted so that the lower part of the basket can be removed. Since the plant has grown through the top slats of the basket in several places, they have been left in place and wired to the rigging to help support the plant as it is lifted. Even with the top slats in place, the entire weight of the plant is borne by the stemlike pseudobulbs that have grown through them.

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Taken on June 27, 2010