Cutting Tools

Your hands, cutting tools and repotting surfaces can all be contaminated by orchid disease organisms and viruses so proper sanitation is required to prevent their spread.


The use of disposable gloves when cutting diseased tissue or repotting will do a long way toward minimizing the spread of disease by handling. Many growers repot plants on a stack of newsprint, replacing the top layer (or more if contaminated by plant liquids) between each plant. This practice avoids repotting on contaminated surfaces.